Hunt for car full of terrorizing clowns ends in arrest in New Jersey police
Hunt for car full of terrorizing clowns ends in arrest in New Jersey police Creepy clown sightings continue in the tri-state area this week when a car of people in frightening clown masks were reportedly terrorizing victims in another vehicle while driving in Fair Lawn, N.J. early Wednesday morning.
One of the suspects was charged after he was found to be in possession of a knife and marijuana.
The 24-year-old female victim, of Hawthorne, told police she and her 25-year-old passenger were driving along Route 23 around 1 a.m. Wednesday when a black Toyota Tundra pulled up next to them.
The occupants of the vehicle were wearing clown masks and hanging out the windows yelling at the victims. The victims told police they were forced to slam on their brakes.
Fair Lawn Police say the Toyota continued to follow the victim’s vehicle from Route 23 to Route 287 north, then onto Route 208 south until P.O. Luis Vasquez located the Toyota in question and stopped them at Route 4 east in Paramus with assistance from Paramus Police and New Jersey State Police.
Officials found two clown masks inside the vehicle.
Connor Moreno, 18, of Lodi, was found to be in possession of a knife and marijuana. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
The driver, Cortney Thissen, 19 of Fair Lawn, received a traffic summons for reckless driving.
The other three passengers, an 18-year-old from Hackensack, a 19-year-old from Hasbrouck Heights, and an 18-year-old from Saddle Brook, were released at the scene without charges.
The two passengers wearing the masks told police that they only waved their hands at the victims as they hung out of the vehicle