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Bizarre clown terror spreads in France

By Agence France-Presse in Melun, France ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-29 07:54:06

A 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested on Monday near Paris for attempting to attack a woman. It was the latest incident in a bizarre phenomenon spreading around France involving fake clowns who terrorize people, apparently at random.

Complaints have poured in recently over "armed clowns" wreaking havoc in various parts of the country, and police have detained several pranksters - some carrying pistols, knives or baseball bats.

The phenomenon has even prompted anti-clown vigilantism, forcing police to step in to try and quell the hysteria by saying there have only been a few sightings of bad clowns.

Bizarre clown terror spreads in France

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