At least three people have been arrested across Michigan after threats and scares involving clowns.
It’s part of a trend that seems to be gathering steam across the nation.
Our sister station in Kalamazoo reports that police there made an arrest after someone made a threat on social media involving clowns and local high schools.
They say they picked up a 17-year-old high school student early Friday morning. They believe he acted alone.
And two 18-year-old women were arrested in Roseville, Michigan – a suburb about 20 minutes north of Detroit – after police there say they dressed up as creepy clowns and chased and scared two younger girls on Thursday night.
Fox 2 in Detroit reports that the young women jumped out of a car and went after two 14-year-olds.
Unfortunately for the suspects, it happened about two blocks from the police department. Officers went outside and found them pretty quickly.
Fox 2 reports that the two suspects face charges of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. If convicted, they could face up to 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
Here in mid-Michigan, the Northwest Community Schools in Jackson County issued a notice on it’s Facebook page about the phenomenon. It says that while there have not been any threats or incidents, they wanted to let people know they were aware of all the talk and that they’re working with police to keep everyone safe.
Stay tuned to 6 News and we’ll continue to cover this story.