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‘I hope people learn from my experience’: Alberta man regrets dressing as a creepy clown

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WATCH ABOVE: A bizarre trend of people dressing like creepy clowns has hit southern Alberta. The latest sighting was in Taber earlier this week. But as Sarah Komadina explains, even the man behind the mask admits the prank has gone too far – Oct 8, 2016

The creepy clown craze that’s sweeping the nation has hit southern Alberta, with a sighting in Taber. Jordan White was the man behind the mask and admits the prank has gone too far.

A picture of White surfaced on Facebook Thursday night, after he took to the streets of Taber as a creepy clown.

“They saw my jacket and my friend tagged me in (the picture) and I’m like, ‘oh crap it’s me,'” White said.

What started out as a prank for the 20-year-old quickly became a life lesson, when people started making threats to him online. While some came to his defense, others said they would beat him up or hit him with a car.

Jordan White standing in ‘creepy clown’ costume in Taber Alberta. Facebook

 

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“I didn’t think it would actually get a reaction. Like I saw I wanted to be a clown for Halloween but I thought it would be pretty cool,” White said. “I didn’t mean to scare anyone or anything, people threatened me and threatened me bodily harm.”

READ MORE: ‘Creepy Clown’ sightings: Why the epidemic is spreading across Canada and the U.S.

The Taber Police Service declined comment on the incident Friday.

White said police officers came right to his door and told him not to wear the mask before or after Halloween, but after this experience, White said he won’t be wearing the mask again.

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“Well I do have a slender man suit that I wore last year, so I am just going to put that on…  No clown,” he said.

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White said he feels horrible for scaring anybody and has apologized online. He also wants others thinking about being a creepy clown to think again.

“I hope people learn from my experience and stop this whole clown stuff. ”

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