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.
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.