Police search for clown suspect

October 4, 2008 9:21:00 PM PDT
Chicago detectives are searching for a suspect who is apparently dressing like a clown and approaching children near several schools in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police say the offender has been seen wearing a clown mask or white face paint with teardrops drawn on his cheek and wears blue or multi-colored overalls.

The person is thought to driving a white or brown van possibly with some of the windows broken out.

Anyone seeing a person matching the description is urged to call police.