Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Santa Clarita homeowner on suspicion of possessing weapons and narcotics after he called 911 and contended he was threatened by a tall man dressed as a clown and armed with a knife.
The homeowner told police that he was smoking a cigarette in front of his house at around 6 a.m. Sunday when a 6-foot man dressed as a clown approached him and brandished a knife.
The homeowner, armed with an unknown type of gun, fired a warning shot into the air. The clown fled the scene on foot, and the homeowner called 911, said Sgt. Cortland Myers of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station.
Deputies responded to the scene and could not find a knife-wielding clown, Myers said. However, they discovered that the homeowner was in possession of weapons and narcotics and arrested him.