One-armed clown arrested for making threats with a machete

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A man in Maine was arrested for “Criminal Threatening” for scaring some local residents with a machete. And it wasn’t even a good machete. It is a good thing that he didn’t actually hit anything with it since being a Bear Grylls model, it could have broken and injured him.

If you were wondering about the duct tape on the handle, keep reading…


According to State Trooper Adam Schmidt, concerned residents in Hollis spotted a man walking near Little Mart on Plains Road wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask, holding a machete. He then reportedly ran off into the woods.

State police say they had trouble tracking him down in the woods, and additional calls came in over the next hour. But just after 7 p.m., they say they saw him pop out of the woods near 688 Townhouse Road in Waterboro.

31-year-old Corey Berry of Hollis was taken into custody and charged with criminal threatening. He was transported to York County Jail and posted $200 bail.

Additionally, his machete was duct taped to his arm, which state police say was apparently amputated.

Trooper Schmidt said Berry was very intoxicated but cooperated with state police. Berry told officers he was trying to play a prank and copied previous creepy clown sightings, according to Trooper Schmidt.

Not much of earthshaking importance in this story, I just found it amusing on many levels.


  1. cmeat says:

    bear grylls knives. for clowns.
    in hindsight it seems so obvious.

  2. snider says:

    Yeah, if you look past how stupid the overall idea here was, the execution is pretty much perfect in every way.

  3. Sam L. says:

    Instapundit linked at 9:03PM on 29th.

  4. Denver says:

    democrat clown?

    1. From Maine? No. That would be Susan Collins.

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One-armed clown arrested for making threats with a machete

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