We don’t want to jinx anything, but clowns have kinda/sorta died out in the past week here in the United States, no? Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Berlin, Germany, where one 16-year-old dressed as a clown was stabbed by a 14-year-old.
According to the police report, the 16-year-old decided it would be a good idea to put on some creepy clown mask and bring a claw hammer as he was trying to scare his friends. Thankfully, he learned his lesson when one of his 14-year-old friends pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the clown once in the upper body.
Only once they pulled the mask out off the now-bleeding clown did they learn it was actually their friend…. traumatizing these friends either further. Not only did this kid get scared by a hammer-wielding clown, he just realized that he stabbed his friend. The youth immediately called 911 and administered first-aid until the ambulance showed up.
And here comes my favorite part…
Once the ambulance and police arrived, they first took the 16-year-old to the hospital and then arrested him for assaulting his younger friends. The 14-year-old got off on self-defense. Eventually, the clown was released to his parents.
Obviously, I’m happy that this ended somewhat well, but what the f*ck did that older kid want to do with a hammer? Like, that is definitely a frightening thing to be holding. A baseball bat, an oversized plastic knife, even a toy gun (don’t ever take one of these outside), these are all less threatening than a hammer. If I see someone come at me with a claw hammer, let alone a clown, you better believe that I’m taking him seriously.