A teenager caught up in the “killer clown” craze has been fined £90 after he scared children at a school.The jobless 18-year-old, Connor Jones, is one of the first to be charged and punished as the unusual craze grips the UK. Police were called to a man dressed in a clowns outfit intimidating children outside St Cenygg Comprehensive School in Caerphilly, South Wales on Friday.
He was seen hiding to scare kids as they left their lessons, and wearing a black and white jumpsuit with a scary mask. Police were called to deal with “intimidating behaviour” and his clown mask was confiscated.
Former pupil Jones was visited by officers at his nearby home – and admitted he had stood on a pedestrian bridge outside the school and neighbouring Hendre Infants school as children were leaving. School staff were so concerned they issued a warning to parents via a messaging app.
He was given a Fixed Penalty Notice and fined £90 for a public order offence. A Gwent police spokesman said: “An 18-year-old-man from Penyrheol, Caerphilly, was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice and fined £90 for a Public Order offence. This will now go on his criminal record.”