911 calls: Clowns seen jumping in front of moving cars

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, September 30, 2016

LONG ISLAND, NY -- Police on Long Island issued warnings Friday after reports of clown sightings popped up this week.

Suffolk County police said they received two calls about clowns Wednesday evening.

The first caller said there was a person dressed as a clown in North Babylon. The second report came from Brentwood, saying a group of people dressed as clowns were jumping in front of cars.

Officers investigated both reports, and no arrests were made.

"While the motives of these individuals could not be determined, the department reminds the public false reporting and intentional harassment or disturbing of the peace can lead to legal consequences," said Stu Cameron, Suffolk County's police chief.

Cameron said people involved in activity like this may be subject to violations and/or misdemeanor arrest under New York state law.