This article was originally published on The Huffington Post on Oct. 11, 2016 by Steven Hoffer

A creepy clown and his female partner were arrested on Friday for allegedly leaving their 4-year-old child unattended while they raised mischief in a Wisconsin town.

Dash-cam footage from a Menasha police cruiser shows authorities stopping two men, ages 29 and 20, dressed in clown costumes. Police also found the driver of their clown car, a 26-year-old woman.

Officers said that they were responding to 911 calls reporting people dressed as clowns chasing after cars, according to WBAY.

The older man and the woman “had left this 4-year-old girl home alone while they decided to go out and do their clowning activities,” Police Chief Tim Styka told the network.

Strangely enough, creepy clowns have made headlines recently. One of the earliest reported cases also surfaced in Wisconsin, when an unsavory clown character was spotted lurking through Green Bay during early August.

“This is kind of one of those internet sensations that’s really taking on a life of its own and people are just really starting to make some really poor and dumb decisions to participate in some of these activities,” Styka also told WBAY.

The couple is charged with child neglect. News outlets noted that no charges were filed for the clown costumes.

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