New Yorkers have proven again and again that nothing can phase them — but even the wave of recent clown sightings has some seemingly terrified.
There have been at least two reports of knife-wielding clowns in the city this week.
A 30-year-old Queens man told the New York Daily News that he saw a 6-foot tall clown outside his window as he was about to go to bed Monday just before midnight.
The clown had a steak knife in his hand, and “started giggling and laughing and dancing around,” Ioannis Markesinis claimed. Markesinis pulled down the shades of his Flushing home on 78th Street near 19th Road in fear, and the clown ran off before he could grab his phone and get a photo.
“I thought all of this stuff about clowns you see on TV and in the papers was some sick joke, but now I’m thinking maybe this is for real,” Markesinis told the Daily News. “At first you think — clowns... ha-ha, laugh laugh, but once he takes out a steak knife, you know it's real.”
He has reported the incident to police.