Wisconsin residents are calling police, asking about a disheveled clown walking through Green Bay with four black balloons.
But, there’s not much police can do. The clown doesn’t appear armed or dangerous — just really creepy.
“This person is not breaking the law,” said Captain Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department. “He can walk in a clown costume anywhere he wants.”
The clown, who is being referred to as Gags – The Green Bay Clown, was first spotted at 2 a.m. Aug. 1, according to a fan Facebook page that popped up the next day.
Commenter Shannon Mueller said if she met Gags, she would “curl into the fetal position and die of heart exploding from pure terror.”
Photos of Gags show a figure with full face makeup – high eyebrows, hollow eyes and a black smile. The clown wears a soiled-looking jumpsuit with a ruffled collar.
Some believe Gags is part of a horror film, but others say they haven’t seen a camera crew.
Warych said he’s surprised that Gags has gone viral.
“At the end of the day, it’s just a person walking around in clown costume.”