Parents arrested for child neglect in clown scare prank

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A clown and his cohort were arrested and charged with child neglect after trying to frighten others on the streets of a Wisconson city.

According to the Menasha, Wisconsin, Police Department, officers received reports early Friday about people wearing clown masks and chasing vehicles in the area of Appleton Road and Midway Road.

Officers were able to track down a 20-year-old and 29-year-old man involved in the incidents. They also located a 26-year-old woman in a nearby vehicle. She had allegedly been driving them around.

The officers were able to determine the 29-year-old and the woman had left their 4-year-old child at their house for a few hours to take part in the prank.

Department of Human Services took custody of the child and the parents were charged with child neglect. The woman was also held in the Winnebago County Jail on a probation hold.

The 20-year-old man was not charged in the incident.

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