Saturday, October 18, 2008

Clown Sightings

  • These were the latest in a rash of incidents involving a man wearing clown makeup and a wig approaching children in various parts of the city. In the incidents, the clown is carrying balloons and attempting to lure the children into his car.

    There have been two incidents on the city's South Side, in the 8300 block of South Mackinaw Avenue and the 10000 block of South Normal Avenue, police said. In both incidents, on Oct. 7 and Oct. 10, the children ran and called 911, police said.

    Last week Harrison Area detectives issued an alert for a man matching a similar description.
It seems that this might be part of a growing urban legend though:
  • A police source said at this point, the latest reports are being investigated accordingly and cannot be dismissed. But another source close to the investigation said the two reports from the city's West Side are now believed to be bogus.

    Investigators recall similar reports just before Halloween in 1991. There was an avalanche of reports of someone looking like popular TV character "Homey D. Clown," a Damon Wayans character from the early 1990s comedy show "In Living Color," approaching kids across the city. No such perpetrator was ever found.
Never trust a clown. They're always the bad guys in horror movies for a reason.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least 10 sightings a day in 004 but Homey keeps making good on his escape.

10/18/2008 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over 150 sightings in A2 since Monday.

10/18/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clowns, clowns every where.

10/18/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have any been seen on 35th ST?????????

10/18/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger West Side Preppy said...

I was just thinking how great In Living Color was!

And while I have Huberman on the mind I'll give him "Two snaps & a twist!"

10/18/2008 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Homey don't play dat said...

Total bullshit, but a lot of dumb schmucks will be getting their ass beat this holiday season for wearing a clown mask. UCR code b0z0, battery-clown battery simple.

10/18/2008 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!!!!! We used to call him crusty the clown when we were kids!!!!

10/18/2008 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Reverend Ass Clown said...

Now listen SCC, I've been on here telling everyone about the clowns out there trying to "rape the children" for a long time. See, I listen to the community out there, and when they tell me that the clowns are trying to "rape the children" then I take that shit seriously.

Does anyone remember the movie (and book) "IT" by Stephen King? Come on, people...this city has a clown problem and we need the community and the police to come together and save the children.

10/18/2008 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It happened again today 17 October, this time in the 8th district. put a community alert out already and say something on the news before a small child does get picked up and raped or murdered. put it on the news, this way anybody on the roadway see's this idiot they can immediately call police or maybe even follow him or keep on eye on him until the authorities arrive.

10/18/2008 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exempt Clowns are the most dangerous species of the Clown family..Exemptus Clownica Clouta.

10/18/2008 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the last 2 months, there has been sightings in, 007 006 003 002 004 001 and 014?.
One sighting was coded and duped out to the circus in town.

10/18/2008 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous crazy joe divola said...

do you like clowns, kramer?

10/18/2008 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/18/2008 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the guy that ran into J-pud's SUV?

10/18/2008 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe its the clown pizza guy from 014? He might be delivering a pizza.

10/18/2008 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Spaulding for President!

10/18/2008 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like the girl from palos who lied and the arab girl from the university, i only hope palos wakes up and the university police also and charge these assholes, and bill them the $300,000+ that was wasted. If you call the police with bullshit charge accordingly! The clown if they they have anything charge them and take their link cards!

10/18/2008 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the issue with the girl in Palos? I didn't hear.

10/18/2008 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous homey still dont play dat said...

It happened again today 17 October, this time in the 8th district. put a community alert out already and say something on the news before a small child does get picked up and raped or murdered. put it on the news, this way anybody on the roadway see's this idiot they can immediately call police or maybe even follow him or keep on eye on him until the authorities arrive.

10/18/2008 01:59:00 AM
obviously not the police

10/18/2008 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Investigation has revealed that the clown was Ron Huberman all along. He put the clown make up on trying to sneak into the pension board to steal money!!!!

10/18/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Have any been seen on 35th ST?????????

10/18/2008 12:10:00 AM"

Have any not?

10/18/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Ink Bomb said...

OK, that's enough clown profiling. Keep it up and we'll have to fill out clown contact cards someday.

10/18/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/18/2008 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger Stutters the Clown said...

Clowns are silly!

10/18/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the clowns. They are only former exempts and Retired Fed's going to their new retirement jobs! Clowns in their first life and again in their second!


10/18/2008 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While driving home late one night on a dark and deserted King Drive, I saw a car with no headlights approaching. I flashed my lights to be courteous.
Just then, it came screaching to a halt and a bunch of circus clowns jumped out and started shooting at me!!! (Weird though, they were all wearing blue jeans and white T- shirts.)
I gunned it and was lucky to escape with my life.
When I got home, I looked over and to me on my car seat... was a bloody box of Peanuts,Popcorn,.... and CRACK.

10/18/2008 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cops can't catch clowny unfortunately because their is no manpower on the street to look for him. in my 8 hour tour last night i may have seen only about 7 cars on the street the entire tour in the whole district. that's insane!

I wonder if the sgt's are coding these clown sighting jobs with 19p without even sending a car to respond like all the other disturbance jobs. Then when they find a little kid raped or beaten up, what is the sgt going to do then - oh um well uh i ????

10/18/2008 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of clowns, where the fuck is our contract? Or are we still in "do nothing till Fall 2009 mode." We need raises!

10/18/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Spaulding for President!

10/18/2008 07:37:00 AM

He's DOWN with the CLOWN!

10/18/2008 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just a co-inkydink that "Clown Sighting" post comes on the jeels of a post mentioning Steve Robbins? I think not. Very clever, SCC.

10/18/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago and Crook County are the only ones who don't Charge and Prosecute fully, all the false Police Report Cases, instead of going after the liars who just make more wasteful work on Police Officers & Investigators, they lie on the report, and nothing happens after it's found to be just that, lieing about a Criminal Incident, like being Raped, and really it was consensual with boyfriend, but victim [offender] named as attacker, or someone imaginary, to cover tracks in case of pregnancy; etc.. The buck for all this is just passed on to taxpaying simpletons, all so the Mayor and City Hall can be politically correct, and not OFFEND any one of the voting block. And they wonder where all the money goes, and the overtime, and the wasted time of PO's and Investigators, and they do NOTHING about it. Hey JOHN KASS, how about getting the stats on all this and bringing it on to the highly overtaxed Public citizens of Shitcago ?? We ALL have the RIGHT to know how much this has been costing us all these Decades, and how many liars were charged, and how much tax dollars for the liars false allegations have been re-couped by the City. Bet it's less than 1%.

10/18/2008 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's absolute bullshit. A few weeks ago between shift changes in 003 on 2nd and 3rd watch. Almost the entire district was looking for this guy around 73 or 74 and Langley. We kept getting calls about it, we were in the area for a good time. The guy either has a disappearing act to go along with the clown outfit or the stories are BS.

10/18/2008 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in '91 we were getting 50 Homey sightings a day on kenmore and Winthrop in 020. He was even seen walking down "Bryns More" drinking a can of "Cisco" aka liquid crack! Who remembers Cisco?

10/18/2008 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gacy was a clown too. Never trust a clown...or a Fed....or a clown.

10/18/2008 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least its not Yucko the clown. what a mouth on that guy!

10/18/2008 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't that dickwad serial killer John Gacy dress up as a clown? Too creepy.

10/18/2008 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a clown call on Howard St. in 024. Description;

Take a good look at his face.
His smile might seem out of place.
The tears of a clown.

10/18/2008 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why so serious?

10/18/2008 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a's AZ when he's off his meds.

10/18/2008 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no clown. The only alleged sightings have been by children telling their parents they saw a clown. Then Mommy & Daddy want a police report. Just like all the anthrax that was mailed to all the important ghetto people several years ago. Too much time on your hands = false police reports. Ususally gainful employment and a smidgeon of education will eliminate that problem. Ahhhhh what the hell. What would we do without the constituents.

10/18/2008 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Father Tomasino said...

"Kinko, Kinko the Kid Loving Clown
If the kids just love me back I'll never wear a frown."

10/18/2008 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAybe Homey the Clown is just Chalkie getting ready for Hollowean.

10/18/2008 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A stop was made in 011 on 2nd watch maybe Thursday morning or early afternoon with a clown driving after the description was given out many times. Anyone know about those details? The calls are real, whether the people behind the calls are telling the truth is yet to be seen.

10/19/2008 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Ned said...

Who's your favorite clown?

10/19/2008 06:22:00 AM  
Blogger Don Gwinn said...

Fucking clowns. You know, back when coyotes were a problem, the various states and counties paid a bounty for each pelt you brought it.

Tell me why that wouldn't work on clowns.

10/19/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Southern IL Reader said...

Clowns are scary!

I work for a whole bunch of em' and I'm scared every day!

They're REALLY scary.... REALLY!!

10/19/2008 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anti-clown juice said...

Maybe it's Ding-Dong the Hip-Hop clown. He's also on the job, moonlighting as a police officer. No joke clown face. He's on the job and a clown. What?! You think I'm kidding? Check out his shoes at roll call...his gun has a sign that says "BANG!" and his OC is silly string. Look ino it man, the horror.

10/19/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY, Listen Up Now Yaall;;;

Everybody Loves a Clown, so why dont you, a Clown has feelings too!

Yes I'm a Clown but I don't wanna be, Why can't you see the other side of me?

Gerry Lewis and the Playboys, mid-60's

Aren't these Clowns just mis-understood people ? Come on now, Do the LIBERAL thing and give em all a break, O.K? After all, we will probably have a new Clown in the White House real soon. Those ears are a great giveaway. Rumor has it also that there's a short, Dumpy lookin little guy that works at City Hall, who, with a bunch of others, all jump out of a funny-looking car at the same time, they are all closet you Guessed it ...... WOO-WOO-WOO-WOO-WOO !!!

10/19/2008 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Indiana this weekend and bought some Clown-Stopper Ammo for my .357 Magnum, just in case.

10/19/2008 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many Clowns does it take to build a Shower in City Hall?

10/19/2008 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone account for Acosta???? Now there's a CLOWN for ya!

10/19/2008 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alleged sighting in 13, also. Letters to parents sent by the CPS in the area of the sighting near Chopin School.

10/20/2008 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only clown in 014 is the Commander...Lucio you are a friggin goof!! Please retire..I will buy a ticket to your party and buy you a shit flavored cigar that you love so much

10/20/2008 05:04:00 PM  

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