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It should be clear to anyone with any sense that this clown shit has got out of hand after a woman reportedly gave birth prematurely following a scaring.
According to an anonymous post made on Facebook, the baby arrived a month early after a teenage boy jumped out in front of the expectant mother in Whitwick, Leicestershire.
The post read: "Thanks for the concern about my friend. She was eight months pregnant and had a stupid 17-year-old kid jump out on her dressed as a clown.
"The baby came early but mother and baby are doing good. Please please think, old people and pregnant ladies aren't the best to scare. It's a nonsense craze that needs stopping."
The post drew a series of angry Facebook responses, with many calling on the teenage clown to be arrested.
Image credit: Facebook
Which is fair enough, but does anyone smell bullshit here? It's being reported by the Daily Mail, but if you look at the facts they don't have any other proof it happened other than someone posted it on Facebook. People post bullshit on Facebook all the time.
That said there's clearly a problem with people dressing up as clowns and scaring people.
Over the weekend we reported that as well as jumping out on people, walking around with knives and getting themselves beaten up (as you can see below), they've now taken to picking on young mums who are walking kids to school.
Georgia Kitching, 18, was with her two-month-old daughter and her brother and sister, aged between nine and 12, in Llanelli, South Wales, when a clown jumped out holding balloons and ran towards them.
Let's just all chill out with this clown stuff.
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