St. Petersburg, for the first time in Russia, reported sighting a creepy clown. A tall and rather well-dressed man with a clown mask scared citizens and even stopped a car in a traffic lane and hit it with his great ammunition, a plunger, during his two appearances in late October. Activists declared they would pay some money for detaining the clown who is operating in a district of Kupchino, where the former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev was born and grown up.
In his first performance, the clown suddenly appeared in front of a moving car and forced it to stop. Then he delivered a few blows to a bonnet of the car by a plunger. A shocked car driver got out of the car to knock down the clown and go further.
A few days later, the clown was reportedly seen on the street nearby, in the same district of Kupchino, scaring locals who included women and children. One witness of the accident wrote in her post on a social network that the assailant was carrying something that looked like a hammer. As the action took place in the evening, the witness took the plunger for a hammer which added some drama to the description.
One social media group dedicated to Kupchino said they would pay 500 rubles ($8) to anyone who would manage to find and detain the clown.
Interestingly, there were no any clowns’ sightings reported in other parts of Russia, just maybe because many areas are already covered with snow and the temperature has fallen some below the zero degree. And even for St. Petersburg, a 9-million city, one case seems to be very few. We think that it can be partly explained by the fact that any clown is likely to be beaten by young angry male citizens or hooligans, and everyone understands it. Well, you have seen Russian football fans in France this summer, haven’t you?
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