Police investigating Thursday night clown attack

Published 8:49 am Monday, October 3, 2016

Winchester Police are investigating an incident when a man in a clown mask allegedly tried to grab a woman Thursday night at a walking trail.

The incident was reported at 7:50 p.m. Thursday by a woman walking at the Winchester Traveling Trail. According to police documents, she said a clown was in the bushes near the barn. The person, she said, grabbed her and tried to drag her into the bushes. She escaped after hitting him in the face several times and she ran away.

Winchester Police Capt. Harvey Craycraft said officers saturated the area around the trail after receiving the call but could not find the suspect.

The suspect was wearing a clown mask, a ripped T-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Winchester Police Department at 745-7400.

Contact Fred Petke at fred.petke@winchestersun.com.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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