A clown creeping through Staten Island streets is leaving some residents more terrified than tickled.
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The unidentified, menacingly browed jokester has been spotted near a few train stations in the borough over the last two weeks. Always in his yellow jumpsuit, red wig and pair of balloons, the clown waves or points at passersby from afar — more akin to Stephen King's Pennywise than Sunday morning's Bozo.
Police said on Monday that they have yet to receive any complaints about the clown creeping through the borough or loitering at train stops, but word is already getting out among Staten Islanders.
@glut3nfree OMG AND IT WAS GRASMERE STATION! That's where I live!
— Dana Mannarino (@danamannarino) March 20, 2014
If I see the Staten Island clown, best believe I'm either dying of a heart attack or going to jail for attacking it
— Alissa (@Alissacompz) March 24, 2014
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