Berlin police said on Tuesday that a 14-year-old responded by pulling a knife and stabbing the clown, only to find that the clown was a 16-year-old acquaintance.
He provided first aid until emergency medical help could arrive. The older teenager was taken to a hospital. The 14-year-old was released to his parents.
Another clown incident was reported by Austrian police, the APA news agency reported. Police said a 19-year-old was injured after being chased by two people dressed as clowns who jumped from bushes in Schwaz, a town in western Austria. A third clown joined the chase and attacked the man with a baseball bat.
News media in Europe and the US have reported a rash of sightings – some confirmed, some not – of people dressed as clowns and acting in a disturbing manner.
Berlin police warned that scaring another person, especially with threats of violence, could constitute a criminal offence and result in a hefty fine and compensation claims from the victims.
God damn it guys. We've talked about clowns before. The conclusion you should have come to is, "don't be an asshole who dresses up like a clown to try and scare people." Now, some p̶o̶o̶r̶ dumbass German teenager is in the hospital because he thought it would be a good idea to try to scare his friends.
You know what? Good. Usually I'm not the type to say that a stabbing was a good thing, but this is a sure sign that the pendulum is swinging in the other direction as far as clowns go. Instead of running away from a bunch of dickheads standing there looking scary but not doing anything, people are now going on the offensive and beating up these assholes. With Halloween weekend just a few days away (I refuse to call it Halloweekend because why on God's green earth would I call it that?), we needed a story like this to remind any remaining idiots that want to stand on the street on Halloween looking threatening that no one is going to stand for it, especially not the drunk guys and slutty cats walking the streets of Scranton this weekend. You'll be able to find me dressed up as Maverick from Top Gun, wailing on some dumb clown that thought it would be funny to try and intimidate me*.
*If I see a clown out this weekend, I'm going to run in the opposite direction so fast that there's going to be a cloud of dust left behind me and my feet are going to be a blur like an old Scooby Doo cartoon.