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Monday, October 10, 2016

Two Morons Arrested

A pair of teens from Roseville, Michigan were arrested on Friday [October 7], for dressing up as clowns and scaring two 14-year-old girls the day prior. Jaime Salinis, 18, and Elandra Sledge, 18, are behind bars this weekend after they jumped out of a car and shocked the girls as they walked down the 18000 block of Minnesota, near 13th Mile and Gratiot at around 9 p.m. Thursday night. According to reports, Salinis and Sledge, whom a spokesperson for the police department called "morons" and "idiots," allegedly chased their accusers while screaming.

Authorities in the metro Detroit area have promised to take extensive action against citizens who dress as clowns to carry out acts of intimidation. “These incidents create unnecessary hysteria, within our community, and threats and will not be tolerated,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement. “The Dearborn Police Department will pursue charges against any individual that deliberately commits an act that is designed to create fear or panic among our citizens.” The penalty for Salinis and Sledge was indeed exceptional, with 39th District Court Judge Catherine Steenland charging them with disorderly conduct, ordering them to be detained at Macomb County Jail and setting their bonds at $10,000 cash without a 10% option. A standard misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge is punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $500 fine.  Their court date is set for October 20.

Law enforcement officers from around the nation have begun cracking down on clown-scare hoaxes, as several instances of violence have been reported to come from the encounters. Three clown related arrests were made in the Dearborn, MI area over the past week, with several other clown scare reports remaining under investigation.

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