Three teenagers are facing nuisance charges after they were allegedly caught driving in a Toronto-area neighbourhood wearing clown masks and scaring people on the street.
Durham Regional Police said officers responded to a disturbance call on Oct. 14 around 3:30 p.m. in Oshawa, east of Toronto, regarding a suspicious vehicle.
Police said they located a grey Saturn with three occupants inside wearing clown masks.
Witnesses told officers the vehicle was stopping near other cars and pedestrians scaring bystanders.
Police said a 19-year-old was charged with cause a nuisance and careless driving. A 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were also charged with cause a nuisance.
Durham police said they have responded to 31 calls of scary clown sightings since the beginning of the month.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.