Police in Parsippany NJ recently identified the person who allegedly donned a clown mask and carried a plastic machete in order to frighten people at a local QuickChek.
The odd incident went down around 10:00 p.m. on Monday of last week. According to Parsippany officials, a juvenile wore a clown mask and approached multiple people at the QuickChek located on North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly made frightening gestures at a woman before running away and hiding behind the QuickChek building. Additionally, the suspect reportedly dragged a plastic machete on the ground as he approached another person outside the Parsippany store.
A Parsippany NJ detective later identified the juvenile who allegedly committed the threatening acts. Detectives believe that the suspect was attempting to scare people at the Parsippany convenience store.
At this time, local prosecutors have not filed criminal charges against the suspect in connection with the scary incident. That’s because authorities determined that the suspect’s actions merely constituted a “misguided prank” and did not actually pose a threat to the community.
Depending on the circumstances, authorities could have charged the suspect with any number of crimes, including terroristic threats, harassment, and creating a false public alarm.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Clown Carrying a Plastic Machete in Parsippany Was a Juvenile, Cops Say.”