Twister, lives a half-hour from Greenville, South Carolina, where reports of menacing creeps in clown get-ups stalking the woods have unnerved local residents. check thisRelated: ‘Clowns’ in S.C. Woods No Laughing Matter Monfort, who has been a professional clown since 2008, saw the hysteria up close during a job over Labor Day weekend. “I walked into a event in a bright-colored hat and vest and one of the first things someone said was, ‘Oh my God, it’s a clown, it’s a clown’ in a frightened way,” he said. Kelly Monfort, aka Mr. Twister, said he plans to notify the police the next time he goes out in clown makeup. Courtesy Kelly Monfort Now he’s worried that professional clowns like himself could trigger 911 calls just by walking down the street or become targets of vigilantes. “[Next time] I’ll probably ask the event coordinator to walk me into the event,” he said in a telephone interview from the South East Clown Convention in Florida. The so-called “creepy clown” sightings are not confined to Greenville. There have been reports of these bozos at least one allegedly armed in North Carolina and Ohio. Photos of a man in clown makeup in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in August turned out to be part of a viral marketing campaign for a short film.
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