An unidentified California man claims that he was the victim of a creepy clown stabbing in San Diego on Friday night. The incident reportedly took place near San Diego State University, and if the man is to be believed, the creepy clown stabbing was the work of no fewer than four clowns. Could the viral rumors of a pre-Halloween killer clown purge be legitimate after all?
The U.S. has been terrorized by creepy clown sightings for months now, since late August, in a rash of increasingly bizarre incidents. The clown sightings began in South Carolina at a single apartment complex. Children who lived in the Fleetwood Manor apartments in Greenville began telling their parents that creepy clowns were trying to lure them into the surrounding woods. At first, the issue seemed as though it could be attributed to overactive imaginations or even a hoax, but the sightings continued and began to spread.
As the rash of creepy clown sighting continued and got more threatening (some witnesses started to report clowns with guns and knives), state lines got crossed. Now, over two months into the creepy clown epidemic, sightings have been reported in three dozen U.S. states and even internationally. With Halloween fast approaching and clowns becoming increasingly violent, law enforcement across the nation has taken the creepy clown situation very seriously. Arrests have been made and warnings to prospective creepy clowns issued, but so far the problem has continued to plague the nation.
Fast forward to Friday, October 28. That’s when a San Diego man claims to have been the victim of a creepy clown stabbing, reports the Los Angeles Times. According to the alleged victim, he was riding his skateboard through a San Diego neighborhood when he got into an argument. It’s unknown if the alleged creepy clown stabbing victim knew the person he argued with or if that person was involved in the stabbing.
Whatever happened, the alleged victim says that he was “about to leave” the neighborhood near San Diego State University when he was violently attacked by a group of four people wearing clown costumes.
Reportedly, the four creepy clowns who attacked the man repeatedly stabbed him. The stab wounds were so severe that the victim required treatment at a nearby hospital for stabbing-related issues to his face, the back of his shoulder and his lower abdominal area. Investigators have stated that the victim’s wounds were severe enough to require treatment but not life-threatening.
According to law enforcement, they have no additional information regarding the four creepy clowns allegedly responsible for the San Diego stabbing, and they are still investigating the disturbing incident.
The news that a creepy clown stabbing allegedly took place in San Diego is particularly disturbing due to the date of the reported attack. For weeks, a viral rumor has circulated promising/threatening a killer clown “purge” on Halloween weekend, specifically on October 30. The clown purge threat has been fairly specific, threatening violence and even murder in a multitude of U.S. cities and regions. California is even on the list, although the specific threat was reportedly directed at Los Angeles, not San Diego.
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Chicago, Illinois
- Dayton, Ohio
- Denver, Colorado
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Los Angeles, California
- Richmond, Virginia
- Upstate New York
Many areas have put potential creepy clowns on notice, warning potential clowns that police would be on the lookout and that funny business wouldn’t be tolerated. Even so, and even with retail giant Target pulling creepy clown masks off store shelves weeks ago, people are still nervous for what kind of creepy clown-related incident might be in the works as Halloween eve nears. After all, despite the persistent clown threat (or maybe because of it), sales of creepy clown Halloween costumes have skyrocketed over this time last year.
Many freaked out Americans have sworn to take “justice” into their own hands if they see a creepy clown lurking about, even this close to Halloween.
What do you think? Do you think that the report of a San Diego clown stabbing was legitimate? Do you think that Friday’s creepy clown stabbing could be a sign of things to come, and maybe even an indication that the threats of a Halloween weekend purge could be valid?
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