Crazed clown 'scares, attacks' young children
With rates of childhood psychiatric medication on the rise, Dominic Deville probably isn’t helping the situation.
Monday 21 May 2012, 08:58AM
Deville rents himself out as an “evil birthday clown” who leaves scary notes for your children, warning them that they’re being watched and that they’ll soon be attacked.
At the end of a terrifying week, your child will indeed be attacked. Deville, wearing a freaky clown mask, will smash a cake into your child’s face.
The crazy clown is capitalising on what has become a mainstay for all circus-going kids: the fear of clowns. He also capitalises on masochistic parents who enjoy exploiting their child’s fears.
Throughout the week leading up to the child’s birthday, “The child feels more and more that it is being pursued,” Deville told Metro.
“The clown’s one and only aim is to smash a cake into the face of his victim, when they least expect it, during the course of seven days.”
Deville harasses his targets with texts, phone calls and letters to let them know that their time is coming, according to the Herald Sun.
Of course, since the creepy stunt is “all in fun,” Deville promises to back off if he’s asked to by parents.
“If at any point the kids get scared or their parents are concerned we stop right there,” he said. “But most kids absolutely love being scared senseless.”