Man behind North Tonawanda clown sighting apologizes

Posted at 6:50 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 18:50:01-04

After a string of clown sightings around the country the man behind a recent clown sighting in North Tonawanda sat down with 7 Eyewitness News to apologize for creating panic.

Shawn Frazier says the stunt started as prank and was being recorded for a video Frazier and his two friends were making for Youtube.

He says he was only in the clown mask for 10-15 minutes before he got a bad feeling about the act. It was at that time he visited the North Tonawanda police to apologize. He was told to not do it again as it could be considered “menacing.”

Frazier says he wanted to speak on camera to let people know that it was all done in good fun.

“The intentions really were not to harm anybody,” Frazier said.

“There was no intentions to strike fear in anyone it was us mocking them because of how stupid they looked.