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Volusia County boy attacks creepy clown with selfie stick

DELTONA, Fla. (CBS12) A suspect dressed as a clown is on the run after trying to grab an 11-year-old boy last Friday morning, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy was riding his bike on Howland Boulevard by Pine Ridge High School just before 6:30 a.m. when a clown jumped out from behind the bushes, according to the sheriff’s office.

The clown was about 5’9, weighed approximately 230 pounds and wearing blue clown hair,¬†according to the sheriff’s office. The clown also had a rainbow painted face, red foam nose, a green, long-sleeved shirt, black pants and black boots.

The boy told deputies the clown tried to grab him after he jumped out, but missed, the sheriff’s office said. The boy was worried the clown would hit him, so he grabbed his metal selfie stick and hit the clown multiple times out of self defense.

The clown then began to chase the boy for a short distance before he tripped and fell, according to the sheriff’s office. The clown ran back into the bushes and out of sight.

The boy didn’t see the clown with any weapons. He rode his bike to the school and notified a school crossing guard and several teachers.

Deputies drove to the area where the boy said the clown was hiding, but no clowns were found.

***UPDATE: After multiple follow-ups by our deputies, the 11-year-old who reported this incident has come clean and…

Posted by Volusia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 17, 2017