VIDEO: California clown attempts to snatch 1-year-old girl from mother’s arms

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CONCORD, Calif. – A California mother witnessed a man in a clown suit attempt to snatch her 1-year-old baby girl at a bus stop.

On Wednesday afternoon the mother, with her baby in her arms, sat down next to the clown at the bus stop in Concord, California. The clown then started to smile at the mother and her baby. The mother did not think anything of it, other than the man was just being friendly, she said.

The clown then reached out for the baby girl and attempted to grab her, the mom said. He pulled on the child’s left arm, the mom explained. The mother quickly tugged back and kicked the clown. The clown ran away.

The mother called 9-1-1 and Concord police responded to the scene. The clown was gone when officers arrived.

Officers are searching for the suspect. He is described as a white male with blue eyes. He was wearing a blue wig, a rainbow and a polka dot suit, and tennis shoes.

Creepy clowns have been threatening schools around the country, including in the Tampa Bay area. Read more about local clown threats here: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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