This guy was clowning around the wrong people. One US man got a massive beating after dressing up as a creepy clown and trying to scare a group of friends in a car. Footage of the incident shows the clown, holding some balloons, walk close to a car where a number of men were hanging out.
‘What the f**k is that, bro?’ one of the men is heard saying as he spots the clown.
‘Are you serious?’ he adds, yelling to the clown: ‘Get away!’
The clown seems undeterred.
One of the men gets out of the car with what appears to be a baseball bat and whams the clown on the side of the knee.
‘What y’all doing?’ yells the man filming, who stays in the car while the action is happening.
‘I’m not getting out of the car, bro,’ he adds.
The clown falls to the ground — and two men join in, pummeling him down with punches. One of the men takes the clown’s balloons and the friends head back to the car, leaving them the clown on the ground.
The incident was yet one more in a series of creepy clown sightings across the United States, which has caused a wave of hysteria — forcing police and schools to scramble to contain spreading jitters.
The spooky sightings were first reported in August in South Carolina when police were called in to investigate what turned out to be bogus accounts of men dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods.
But similar sightings have since been reported in more than a dozen states with authorities forced to react to stories of clowns lurking outside schools or businesses, armed clowns driving around in a van or clowns prowling neighborhoods.
Even the White House weighed on the phenomenon ,saying the sinister sightings that have led to about a dozen arrests should be taken seriously and that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security had been consulted on how to handle the scare.
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.