Every child’s “evil clown” nightmare came terrifyingly true last Sunday for two kids in Kenosha, Wisconsin, when a man in a clown suit dragged them into the woods and dangled one from a railway overpass.
That man was their mother’s boyfriend, 33-year-old Antonio J. Brown of Kenosha. Brown (pictured) now is up against two counts of physical abuse of a child and two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety. He is being held on $10,000 bond and could go to prison for up to 16 years if convicted.
It was around 2 am on Sunday morning when an unidentified woman called the Kenosha police with a bizarre and frightening report. She said, a man in a clown suit just dragged two screaming children into the woods off of 13th Court in Kenosha.
When the cops showed up, they found the drunken Brown in full clown regalia hiding in some bushes. Next to him were two kids, ages 13 and eight, holding each other and crying uncontrollably according to police records cited in the Kenosha News.
The story police got from the kids was that Brown had just come back from a Halloween party in nearby Racine. Still clad in his Halloween clown suit, he asked the kids to go with him for a walk along the train tracks.
They had accompanied Brown on a similar walk several weeks earlier and they had fun while the walk was without incident, they told police.
This time was different. Brown was drunk and he forced the two children to drink. The 13-year-old boy vomited as a result of the alcohol consumption forced on his my the clown-clad Brown.
They walked on the train tracks, but Brown became enraged when the eight-year-old got scared and wanted to return home. The kids tried to run away but Brown caught them and dangled the 13-year-old from an overpass above some train tracks, telling the boy that if he tried escaping again, Brown would drop him onto the tracks.
Brown later forced the boys to climb up on top of some train cars, and he dangled the younger child by the ankle from one of the cars.
SOURCES: Kenosha News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel