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Police finally arrest creepy clown after weeks of hiding in woods and attempting to lure children

By Mason White 4:37 AM September 27, 2016
Jonathan Martin 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police in Kentucky, asked people to be on the lookout after a creepy clown was trying lure children into the woods.

Authorities said that while dressing in a costume is not illegal, creating unnecessary alarm is illegal and a crime.

Five other police stations across the United States, have announced that they were looking for clowns with different masks, who were seen around their towns.

Now, police in Kentucky, have announced that they have arrested one clown. He was identified as 20-year-old Jonathan Martin.

Police arrested Martin, and charged him with wearing a mask in a public place and disorderly conduct.

He was spotted at around 1:00 a.m., in a full clown suit and mask squatting among trees across an apartment complex in Middlesboro, police said.

Recent reports of clowns who tried to lure children into wooded areas have caused concern to residence.

Police believe that one person started the trend of wearing clown masks in public and then there were copy cats.

Authorities hope that the Martin arrest will deter others from dressing up as clowns and scaring people.