Israeli police detain dozens in horror clown craze
Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli police said Monday they were on the lookout for teenagers in clown masks after fears the craze would cause violent reactions from those being frightened, with dozens already detained.
“Police operations are continuing in different areas to protect public places and prevent further incidents,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.
He said that about 12 youngsters, including two 14-year-olds, were arrested over the past few days.
A previous police statement said that “dozens of youngsters from all parts of the country were detained for questioning after putting masks on their faces in order to sow fear and panic among the public.”
Rosenfeld said that they sought only to frighten people, not to harm them.
“There haven’t been any attacks. It’s just been people dressed up and walking around with fake axes, fake knives, etcetera,” he said.
Police have, however, warned that such pranks could go horribly wrong in a country where people are constantly on edge for fear of militant attacks and where many carry firearms.
“There is a concern that such pranks will be interpreted as a real threat and will cause harm to the youngsters,” said a statement last week.
“It is absolutely forbidden for people to take the law into their own hands and harm wearers of masks.”
Local media said that a victim of an incident in the southern city of Beersheba last week stabbed his tormenter, causing moderate injuries.
Police did not confirm the reports.
Media have suggested a link between the phenomenon, which appears to have broken out around the beginning of October, and the September 14 release in Israel of the film of Stephen King’s “It,” featuring an evil clown who preys on teenagers.
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