From The Independent (UK).
'He doesn't juggle. He doesn't twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares': Creepy clown terrifies Northampton residents
by Rob Williams
A creepy and anonymous clown has been terrifying residents of Northampton by standing around on street corners and staring at passers-by.
The clown, who bears a striking resemblance to Pennywise from the Stephen King-inspired 1990 horror film, IT, first appeared on Friday 13th and was spotted again over the weekend.
According to the Northampton Herald and Post the red haired, white faced clown has appeared in several locations in the Abington and Kingsley areas of the town.
He is also sometimes seen carrying a clown teddy bear.
The newspaper also reports that the clown knocked on someone's door and offered to paint their window sills despite having no painting equipment.
The newspaper reported: "He doesn't juggle. He doesn't twist balloons into animal shapes. He just stares."
The creepy jester even has his own Facebook page featuring a picture of the murderous clown Pennywise.
On his Facebook site, entitled 'Spot Northampton's Clown', he posted yesterday: “Too much hate not enough love. No, i don't have a knife on me!, thats just stupid rumours spread by stupid people. I'm also 'not' on twitter as it confuses the heck out of me.
“However, i might go for a jog around that pond in Abington park later as i'm really unfit... See you around! Beep Beep!”