Police: Creepy clown incident in City of Menasha leads to arrest of man, woman

CITY OF MENASHA -- A creepy clown incident leads to the arrest of two people on child neglect charges in the City of Menasha.

Officers were dispatched in the early morning hours of Friday, October 7th for a report of people wearing clown masks chasing after vehicles. They located two men, ages 20 and 29, who were involved in the incident. They also found a 26-year-old woman in a vehicle nearby who had been driving the two men around in the neighborhood.

Officials say during the course of their investigation, it was determined the 29-year-old man and 26-year-old woman had left their four-year-old child at home unattended for a minimum of a few hours while they were participating in the clown prank. As a result, the child was placed by the Department of Human Services outside of the home. The parents have been referred to court on charges of child neglect. The woman was also held in the Winnebago County Jail on a probation hold.

The 20-year-old man was not charged in the incident.

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  • bicyclebill2000

    If these people were arrested, their names should be a matter of public record and a GOOD news source would have been able to get that information.  After all, they got the police dashcam video, didn’t they?
    Maybe if they start identifying the people involved in these so-called “pranks” BY NAME so that the people of Menasha and wherever else know who the idiots in their midst are, this will bring this sort of nonsense to a screeching halt without someone who has a “concealed carry” permit blowing someone away first.

  • MD

    90% of these clown videos out there are acts!! One person dresses up as some scary looking clown and their friend drives by in a car and just so happens to have a camera rolling when they see their clown friend come charging at their car. It’s all an act!! Now we get geniuses like these folks who actually chase after strangers while leaving their children home alone. Unreal..smh. It’s all fun & games until something bad happens. One of these clown pranks is going to turn deadly very soon. A lot of people have guns and are looking for an excuse to use them