Parents leave child, 4, home alone to pull clown pranks, police say

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Clowns arrested for chasing cars

MANASHA, Wis. -- Two parents were arrested on charges they left their 4-year-old child at home so they could allegedly terrorize a neighborhood while dressed as clowns.

Police in Menasha said last Friday, several people wearing clown costumes were seen chasing cars in the early morning hours.

The dashboard camera of a patrol vehicle recorded video of a 29-year-old man and a 20-year-old man in clown costumes on Appleton Road.

The 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman who drove them were arrested on child neglect charges, after police learned they left a 4-year-old child home alone for several hours, according to WBAY-TV.

The 20-year-old man, however, will not face any charges.