Police Stop Man Dressed As Clown In Jennings
National clown sightings continue despite warnings from law enforcement that people wearing clown masks can be arrested.
KATC reports that a man was pulled over in Jennings after reports of a suspected 'creepy clown.' The man told police he was on his way to prank his sister. Since he wasn't wearing a mask, Jennings police let him go after a warning.
It is illegal to wear a mask outside of Halloween and Mardi Gras in the state of Louisiana. Two teens were arrested in Lafourche Parish for violating this law while sharing a clown mask. They face between 6 months to 3 years in prison if convicted.
Read our guide to the clown phenomenon and how you should react to suspicious behavior involving people in clown masks or costumes. If you have teens, remind them this isn't the time for pranks.