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Man Jailed For Wearing Clown Mask

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the it's-about-time dept.

Idle 4

Tampa police have decided to finally crack down on one of the biggest threats to our society, clowns and the people who dress like them. Tuesday afternoon, deputies observed Matthew David Lopez, who was wearing a clown mask with a bright red-and-orange wig, and a couple other Bozos walking down the street. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, officers arrested Lopez on charges of wearing a mask or hood on a public road after the age of 16 and resisting arrest without violence. He was released on $750 bail and a promise to perform at no fewer than two birthday parties.

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FINALLY (1)

drej (1663541) | more than 4 years ago | (#31279724)

FINALLY they're doing something! Now we're safe from the likes of John Wayne Gacy. About damn time.

Of course... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31279992)

...the summary neglects to mention that the masked suspects ran from a marked police car when it arrived, thus fleeing from authorities, which is illegal, while wearing a mask, which makes the mask wearing a crime as well.

Re:Of course... (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#31286990)

In their defense, they were only running from the police car because it had a "No Bozos!" bumper sticker...

No way this is constitutional (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31310930)

What would they do if they saw a woman wearing a burqa?

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