Parents Talk: An Evil Clown Stalks Children in the Name of Birthday Fun
Apparently there is an "evil" clown that is hired to scare a child in the days leading up to his or her birthday. What?
A couple weeks ago, our Parents Talk discussion was on creepy kids toys.
Many agreed that a clown, anything having to do with a clown or anything resembling a clown was straight up creepy.
Well, an actor in the Swiss city of Lucerne has set himself up as the "evil" birthday clown.
According to the Huffington Post and the Austrian Times, for a fee, parents can hire this psychotic clown—played by actor Dominic Deville—to leave menacing, booby-trapped letters for their children. He will also tease through text messages and phone calls. Deville warns the children they are being watched and that they will soon be the victim of an attack. At the end of the terror-filled week, the birthday boy or girl catches a cake in the face.
According to the Herald Sun, Deville said: "It's all in fun and if at any point the kids get scared or their parents are concerned, we stop right there."
He also added that most children "absolutely love" being terrified by his antics.
Now I have to admit that this is pretty creative—both on the part of the parents and Deville—but, I wonder who actually does this!
So, we have to know, would you consider doing something like this for your child's birthday?
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