What To Do If You See A Weapon Wielding Clown
Social media clowns can expect to have the smile wiped from their face if they engage in anti-social behaviour in Queensland.
Police in the state have warned anyone taking part in the social media stunt to dress as a clown and step out in public to scare random people should be careful not to break the law.
"While there have been no reports of physical threats or acts of violence involving 'clowns', police will not tolerate anyone engaging in intimidating or anti-social behaviour," police said in a statement.
Police received about 100 creepy clown reports from the public across Queensland on the weekend. So far, no charges.— Josh Bavas (@JoshBavas) October 9, 2016
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has asked anyone who is intimidated or concerned by anyone dressed as a clown to contact police.
"It's clear this is party of a social media stunt," Ms Trad said.
"These antics have been initiated to threaten or scare people. The Queensland police understand the antics involved and they will not tolerate anti-social behaviour.
"It's important that the Queensland community assist police and make sure incidents are reported."