A father has been charged for chasing his six-year-old daughter around a neighbourhood wearing a clown mask to “discipline her”.

Police say the girl was so terrified she jumped into a stranger’s car and then into a stranger’s apartment on Saturday night, according to Fox6.

She was screaming that a clown was chasing her around the Boardman Township in the US State of Ohio.

During the commotion police say a man in an apartment building stepped outside and fired a gunshot into the ground.

The father told police he chased his daughter to discipline her for behavioural issues instead of smacking her.

He’s been charged with child endangering and inducing panic, while the man who fired the gunshot has been charged with using weapons while intoxicated.

A Perth teen’s was also recently chased and spooked by three men wearing clown masks on Saturday night.

Frightened Rastana Baker couldn’t see the faces of the three men wearing clown masks.

The 16-year-old was a victim of the online craze where people dress as clowns to scare strangers.

Perth police have warned these dangerous stunts are on their radar and are worried someone’s going to get hurt.

A 19-year-old Northam man has already gone to court in January over the craze where he pleaded guilty to possessing a disguise.

Are you freaked by clowns?

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  • Why would you want to scare your kid that much?


  • What a stupid parent. There is no other word but stupidity!


  • that seems to be way too extreme! i would feel horrible to see my child being that terrified. she is only six and that is major trauma to subject her to


  • Stephen king has a lot to answer for.


  • Very spooky and to do this to your own child !!


  • He doesn’t sound stable to be a parent!


  • what an idiot! Anything could have happened

    • The article states he induced panic as someone fired a gun – could have been a tragic ending! So dangerous!

      • Indeed. Something very bad could have happened with that gun.


  • What on earth was he thinking!! There are ways to discipline your children – and this is not one of them! He could have mentally scarred her for life!


  • What a crazy way to discipline a kid!!


  • Happy, jolly clowns I am OK with but these scary ones that terrify people need to be stopped and you don’t want to know what I would do to this dad for chasing is young daughter.


  • No – I am not freaked out at all by clowns just the behaviour of people that act in this manner! Poor child.


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