Clowns seen tapping on windows in Henrico

Posted at 6:44 AM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 06:44:30-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Police in Henrico were called to investigate after neighbors on Knight Drive reported seeing clowns tapping on windows.

Witnesses said three people dressed as clowns were spotted along the 200 block of Knight Drive, off Nine Mile Road not far from Fairfield Middle School.

When police arrived to the East End neighborhood, they did not find anyone dressed as a clown.

The incident was the only clown sighting reported to Henrico Police this week as reports of clown sighting buzz about on social media and local television reports.

Clown Car in Henrico

In a video shared with CBS 6 by a woman earlier this week, you can see a clown poke its head out a passenger side window, and start to wave and point.

While Henrico Police said they had not received calls about this clown car, the woman who who shared the video said the encounter left her feeling uneasy,

“A little nervous because my daughter kind of freaked out about it but I told her some people like to play games,” the woman said.

Clown post warns Chesterfield residents not to come out after dark

In Chesterfield, a school resource officer at Tomahawk Middle School investigated a social media account dedicated to clown scares in the county. The posts included a photo of a creepy clown and a list of neighborhoods, with a message that the clowns would visit those locations and mentioned followers should not come out after dark.

The neighborhoods listed included Woodlake, Watermill, Fox Creek, and Charter Colony.

Investigators later identified a 13-year-old boy who they believed created one of the social media accounts involved in this clown incident. Chesterfield Police consulted with the Commonwealth’s attorney and a juvenile criminal complaint was filed for disorderly conduct, harassment by computer, and electronic means.

In Virginia, it is against the law for anyone over the age of 16 to wear a clown mask, any other mask or hoodie over the face to conceal their identity.

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