The recent string of clown sightings that have plagued the Carolinas have now apparently moved over to Kentucky, either indicating clowns are taking over or a lot of people are being inspired by what they’re reading on social media. Police in Kentucky have arrested a man for dressing like a clown and “lurking” behind an apartment complex, much like the other incidents reported in North and South Carolina. 20-year-old Jonathan Martin was charged with wearing a mask in public and disorderly conduct. The mugshots and arrest photos show Martin in his full costume and it ties into stern warnings being released by police according to BBC News:
He was found at about 0100 EST (0600 GMT) on Friday in “full clown costume” and mask crouching among trees by an apartment complex, according to police.
Recent reports of clowns trying to lure children into woods have sparked alarm.
Police have warned individuals against dressing up in clown costumes, adding it could lead to criminal charges.