Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – On October 6, 2016, a 15 year old male youth attended the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Detachment with his mother and advised police that he was the person wearing the Clown Mask the previous night. The youth was very apologetic and did not realize this much attention would be drawn from the wearing of the mask. Police spoke to this youth and informed him of the potential dangers of his actions. Police can confirm that this was an error in judgement on the youth’s behalf, and he is well aware of the outcome that his actions caused.
Cpl. BROWN advises “This clown “fad” seems to getting a lot of attention lately, which is concerning. I have read comments on social media sites where people are indicating they will run a clown over if they see one”. Cpl. BROWN states “we just don’t want anyone to get hurt….the person dressed as a clown, or the public”
The youth in this matter did not commit any Criminal Offences, it was an immature decision he made, and he understands that now. Police appreciate that he attended the detachment with his mother to deal with this matter.
Clown Sighting in Fort Saskatchewan
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – On October 5th between the hours of 8:25P.M. and 9:40P.M. the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP received 2 separate complaints of a person dressed as a clown. The clown was first sighted by the Spray Park by a passerby. There was no indication that the clown was engaging in any Criminal Activity, it appears the clown was hanging out. The second complaint was with regards to a person in the passenger side of a Newer Model Black Ford F-150 who was wearing a clown mask. The clown stuck his / her head out the window of the truck, waved, and then the truck sped off and cut in front of the complainant. Unfortunately a licence plate was not obtained, and police were unable to locate and speak to the Clown. The clown mask was described as a white mask with red hair. The person wearing the clown mask was said to be wearing dark clothing. No other descriptors are available at this time.
Recently, in the USA, people have been dressing up as a clown, videoing themselves and then posting their video on social media. Police believe this is where this “fad” or “idea” has come from, and now its made its way into Canada.
At this point, police do not have any reason to believe the clown poses a threat to anyone, and suspects it is someone playing a joke and trying to be funny. However, police would still like to speak to the person in the clown mask, and ask if there are any more sightings to please call it in. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP at 780-997-7900.
File #’s 2016-1327354 (Cst. MBARIA) and 2016-1327539 (Cst. FORHART)
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP