This creepy clown has been freaking out Staten Island residents

Clown picture

(image from video/Facebook Vic Dibitetto)

 

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) - Someone is dressing up in a creepy clown suit and freaking out Staten Islanders, as seen in several spooky social media posts.

One Instagram user caught the clown hanging out in the darkness next to a detour sign, and wrote “Is this the same clown you saw?  I just got freaked out coming home from the studio in Tottenville.

The clown is dressed much like the horrifying character Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It” with big red shoes, a baggy yellow suit with giant red buttons, and scary masks with big, arched eyebrows and a yellowed grin.

“I’m driving home from the gym and this is what I see!” posted @bobbypriv on Instagram.  “Guess who ain’t sleeping tonight.”

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Staten Island’s rogue circus character also bears a striking resemblance to the Northampton clown — the English version whose Facebook page garnered more than 200,000 likes.

IT Stephen King clown Northampton

(Pennywise the clown from the movie ‘It’, after the novel by Stephen King)