Israel is under attack by Clowns and not the friendly variety. The clown craze last year in America and the recent rebooted movie IT has caused a creepy clown frenzy in Israel. A 10-year-old girl was attacked and maced by clowns. Her father believed it to be a couple teens searched for them but turned up nothing.
Police have also detained a couple teens for terrorizing some in the park and found a hammer in their bag. After being brought down to the station they quickly apologized and promised to be upstanding citizens.
Reports have come in from all over about clowns scaring people throughout Israel. Hopefully, these incidents remain as in the teen pranks and no one else is hurt.
Police in the northern city of Afula posted on Facebook the creepy activity is part of a trend made popular on social media. Authorities said such actions are illegal and will be taken seriously.
“The concern is that the target of the prank will misinterpret the joke as threatening and will injure the perpetrator,” police said.
“The frightening act and intention behind it are usually not to injure or harm the person or their property. In most situations, the best option is to distance oneself from the area and to report the event to police as quickly as possible,” police posted on Facebook.
The sightings may be linked to the release version of the horror novel “It” by Steven King.
King recently asked people not to overreact to clowns in the real world, saying on Twitter most clowns are good.
“Hey guys, time to cool the clown hysteria–most of em are good, cheer up the kiddies, make people laugh,” he wrote.