Sylvan Lake clown chasing incident confirmed as a hoax

On October 5th, 2016 Sylvan Lake RCMP entered into an investigation involving a Sylvan Lake youth

On October 5th, 2016 Sylvan Lake RCMP entered into an investigation involving a Sylvan Lake youth having been chased by a person dressed as a clown.

The “clown” chased the youth from a local playground to the youth’s residence and then stood immediately outside the door for a few moments before fleeing.

The incident was captured on video and then posted to a social media site. Sylvan Lake RCMP had numerous members work on the investigation which spawned two additional reports in the days to follow of separate sightings involving clowns.

Today, October 27, 2016 acting on information gathered during the investigation, the RCMP arrested a youth after confirming the entire incident was a hoax.

The charge of Public Mischief is pending and no charges have been laid at this time. The name of the youth can not be released under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Sylvan Lake RCMP will have numerous officers out on Monday October 31st ensuring the public is able to enjoy Halloween safely.