Please Don't Dress Like a Clown to Scare Your Kid

September 19, 2017

File this one under, "I know I don't have kids, but..." This doesn't strike me as the smartest parenting move given today's clown climate.

A 25-year-old guy named Vernon Barrett Junior from Boardman, Ohio was having trouble with his six-year-old daughter . . . he says she's been having behavior problems at school and at home.  So he decided to try to scare her straight on Saturday.

How?  By dressing up as a SCARY CLOWN and chasing her down the street.

But she had no idea it was him.  So as she ran down the street screaming, she ran into a random neighbor's apartment and begged for help because a clown was chasing her.

That neighbor is named Dion Santiago.  He'd had a few beers and HE was scared of the clown outside too . . . so he grabbed his GUN and fired a few shots at him.  Fortunately they missed.

The cops eventually came and sorted everything out.  Vernon was charged with child endangerment and inducing panic . . . and Dion was arrested for using weapons while intoxicated.  They're both due in court today.