Juveniles report sightings of clowns with weapons in Monroe


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MONROE – Just hours after the South River Police reported complaints of clowns popping up in their borough, Monroe police reported a suspicious incident in a residential housing development over the weekend.

A group of juveniles reported they were approached on three separate occasions by four subjects wearing clown attire off of Route 33 around 6 p.m. on Oct. 2, according to a statement provided by the Monroe Township Police Department.

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The juveniles described the first clown as wearing a yellow jumpsuit, red hair, and a creepy clown Halloween mask with jagged teeth holding what was described as a black semi-automatic handgun, police said.

The second clown was described as having red hair, white face paint, oversized red clown shoes and holding a knife, according to police.

The last two clowns, both described as wearing white face paint, where seen in a gray two-door Honda Civic, bearing New York or Pennsylvania registration ending with the letters SY or ZY. The juveniles reported the passenger was brandishing a machete, according to the statement.

Anyone with information should call the Monroe Township Police Detective Bureau at 732-521-0222.

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