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Another Reason To Hate Clowns

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 6, 2008 7:00PM

2008_10_06_it.jpgIt cannot be overstated how much clowns are loathed and completely off-limits around the Chicagoist office. And now a man on the West Side is giving us another reason to hate them. The man, who has been sighted driving a white or brown van with the windows broken out, has recently approached several children in areas on the West Side. The man sports, "a clown mask or white face paint with teardrops on the cheek" and has been seen in the Garfield Park neighborhood. He has also approached students near Beidler Elementary School (3151 W. Walnut St.) and Polaris Charter Academy (620 N. Sawyer Ave). Police aren't sure of the man's exact motives, but this whole thing screams Stranger Danger to us, so keep your eyes peeled, parents, and be sure to contact Harrison Area detectives with any more info.