Suspect arrested for wearing clown mask to scare man
LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Lockport man has been arrested for wearing a clown mask in an attempt to scare someone.
Lockport police said in a statement that 29-year-old Eric Gregoire was charged with wearing a mask outside of certain holidays during Saturday's early morning incident.
Police say officers responded to a complaint about a man trying to scare another man while wearing a clown mask. The caller told police he was taking out the trash near a convenience store when a man wearing the mask jumped out and tried to scare him.
Authorities say a struggle ensued, during which the mask was removed, identifying the man as Gregoire.
Police say Gregoire admitted to wearing the clown mask, saying he wanted to "play a joke" on the man.
Copyright 2016* Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Posted on Tue, October 11, 2016
by Associated Press