Creepy Campus Clowns....Everywhere!!!

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  1. NetflixAndClone

    NetflixAndClone Well-Known Member

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    From what I could gather from the luring kids into the woods story was someone made a fake clown watch Twitter page and was spreading the rumor of the clowns luring kids into the woods.

    A ton of these Twitter pages dedicated to watching out for clowns are a sham. Not saying there aren't people doing it because a few nights ago there was a clown scaring people at the Jack trice Parking lot.

    Lots of people are trying to jump into this fad by claiming there are clowns outside when there really wasn't. If anyone watches Phil Defranco on YouTube his last two videos touched on clowns for a little bit.

    Edit: I should also say I'm not saying the clowns are harmless because I do find it insanely creepy and wish the police could do something about it but so far there hasn't been reports of them doing anything illegal so they aren't breaking the law.
     
  2. CysRage

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    My thought too. People calling 911 about these clowns and posting on facebook are only throwing fuel on the fire. Like the anthem protests, both are perfectly legal in the eyes of the law but if people stop giving them attention, they will stop on their own.
     
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  3. boblaporte

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    You may not chase someone because of the cloths they are wearing. I don’t care if it is a hijab, a nun’s habit, a clown costume or anything else. Get a grip!
     
  4. jbindm

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    That's all fine and good. It isn't a crime to wear a clown costume. But if someone is doing it with the intent to scare someone, then they deserve whatever they get when some overprotective parent or aggressive adult decides to put a stop to it.
     
  5. cybychoice

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    You are right, but the second someone wearing a hijab, a nuns habit, or a clown costume stops my vehicle or comes on my property without cause they will be staring down the barrel of my .45
     
  6. 19clone91

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    You can get as mad as you want at these stupid people wearing costumes, but claiming you would pull a gun on them if you happened upon them is ludicrous, unless they are actually threatening people / kids. They are not doing anything illegal, and even if they were on your property or in the road, that is no excuse to shoot them.
     
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  7. Doc

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    Does Iowa have a menacing law? It probably wouldn't stick, but one could argue that they could be causing fear of imminent harm, especially if they're doing it around kids. IDW, I'm not a lawyer.
     
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    HMMMMM......

    [​IMG] upload_2016-10-5_17-1-21.jpeg

    Kind of ironic.....
     
  9. jkclone

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    Can't they be charged with disorderly conduct? I find them extremely creepy. Most are just idiots but I'm afraid if I would run into one it would be an actual nut job.
     
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  11. HitItHard58

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    Will they be swimming through the ashes of another life? I see no real reason to accept the way things have changed.
     
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  12. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    In some states, it is illegal, BTW.
     
  13. Omaha Cy

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    In Houston I played in a RBI Baseball tournament, and the game went into extra innings. My opponent's pitcher was gassed and was throwing meat right down the pipe. I scored 8 runs in the top of the 11th inning off 4 homers. In the bottom of the inning I overhear the guy doing announcing on the stream say that my relief pitcher came into the game smiling like a clown. That's all I got about clowns....
     
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  14. Macloney

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    I'm like Uncle Rico about that Grand Prize Game. "Man, if Bozo would have put me in I would have won the bike."
     
  15. TXCyclones

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    I think the point you're all missing about these clowns is that there could be hundreds in every car you see.
     
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  16. mtowncyclone13

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    Some dude probably dressed as a clown for viral marketing of a movie and then some scared mom's group started a rumor and now everyone wants to be a part of it.
     
  17. Rabbuk

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    I think a few states have laws on the books prohibiting people over like 12 from wearing masks in public, as a result of the KKK.
     
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    Are the people saying they will shoot them if they come on their property the same people that think they could stop a terrorist attack if they had a gun on them?
     
  19. NickTheGreat

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    In all fairness, weirdos have been doing this for years . . . without wearing clown costumes.
     
  20. CYCLNST8

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    Exactly. The worst thing we can do is freak out about it all over the news and social media. We're giving every perverted outcast in the world a fad to believe in. Just ignore them.
     

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