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.”
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.