SURREY — The creepy clown phenomenon that has manifested itself in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia has had its first reported incident in Surrey.
Four teenagers were chased by someone wearing a clown mask in Newton on Wednesday night.
Surrey RCMP Sergeant Alanna Dunlop said the clown appeared to be carrying a bat. “He was laughing.”
It happened at about 8 p.m., near 60th Avenue and 144th Street in Newton.
“He came out of the bush,” Dunlop said. “They ran.”
Once the teens reached an intersection, she said, “They went one direction and he went another.”
Nobody was physically harmed but police are “taking it seriously,” Dunlop said of the incident.
She said the person was wearing dark pants, a black hoodie and a clown mask.
“I don’t have any description of the mask,” she said.
There was also a clown incident in Langley.