UPDATE: The clown turned out to be a 15 year old boy, who was cautioned by police after turning himself in with his mother at the St.Albert RCMP detachment.
The RCMP in Fort Saskatchewan want to talk to a clown.
According to news release sent out by the city’s police detachment, two sightings of a person dressed in a clown outfit wandering in the community were reported to the authorities on October 5.
The first took place between the hours of 8:25 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. at a local spray park.
“There was no indication that the clown was engaging in any criminal activity, it appears the clown was hanging out,” reads the statement, issued by police.
The second sighting was of a person in the passenger side of a new Ford F-150, painted black.
“The clown stuck his / her head out the window of the truck, waved, and then the truck sped off and cut in front of the complainant,” reads the statement.
“Unfortunately a licence plate was not obtained, and police were unable to locate and speak to the clown. The clown mask was described as a white mask with red hair. The person wearing the clown mask was said to be wearing dark clothing. No other descriptors are available at this time.”
The release went on to describe the recent trend in the United States of people dressing up as clowns and recording themselves on social media, with the trend now having made its way north.
“At this point, police do not have any reason to believe the clown poses a threat to anyone, and suspects it is someone playing a joke and trying to be funny,” reads the statement.
“However, police would still like to speak to the person in the clown mask, and ask if there are any more sightings to please call it in.”
Anyone with information about the sighting was directed to call the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.