After-dark clown sightings trouble California city

AP News
Posted: Oct 12, 2014 2:50 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — People dressed as clowns are causing a stir in California's San Joaquin Valley.

The latest after-dark sighting came Saturday, when police in Bakersfield responded around 8 p.m. to a report of a clown holding a firearm.

Officers searched but didn't find anyone.

The Bakersfield Californian reports ( that the latest sighting came after a week during which police received numerous calls about scary or mischievous clowns.

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According to the newspaper, police said they have arrested one minor who acknowledged dressing up and chasing younger juveniles.