A ‘KILLER clown’ has been arrested and charged after he allegedly terrorised a group of teenage girls at a shopping centre before chasing them for almost a kilometre through a town north-east of Perth.
Western Australia Police said the 19-year-old man was dressed as a “killer clown” and first petrified the girls at a shopping centre on Fitzgerald Street in Northam around 9.30pm on Saturday.
Terrified, the girls ran for their lives, sprinting 700 metres to the Northam Police Station where they sought refuge.
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Police said the ‘killer clown’ chased the girls the entire way.
“As officers opened the front door, the man then ran from the scene but he was apprehended a short distance away,” Western Australia Police said in a statement.
The 19-year-old has since been summonsed to appear in court, charged with disorderly behaviour and possession of a disguise.