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14 teen clowns arrested for harassing the public

By Mason White 3:39 PM October 29, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
14 teens were arrested on charges of harassment after allegedly dressing up as clowns and scaring people, police in France said.

The wave of evil clowns harassing the public has spread to southern region of the country, where police on Saturday night, arrested the 14 teenagers, carrying guns, knives and baseball bats.

The group of teens were arrested in the parking lot of a high school in Agde.

Meanwhile in Montpellier, a man dressed as a clown was arrested after hitting a pedestrian with an iron bar, while three drivers in different cities complained of scary-looking clowns harassing the public.

In Bethune, a clown was sentenced to six months jail for threatening passersby. The sentence however, was suspended.

Some people have a fear of all clowns. Having a fear of clowns is a mental disease called coulrophobia.