Police: Creepy clown incident in City of Menasha leads to arrest of man, woman

CITY OF MENASHA -- A creepy clown incident leads to the arrest of two people on child neglect charges in the City of Menasha.

Officers were dispatched in the early morning hours of Friday, October 7th for a report of people wearing clown masks chasing after vehicles. They located two men, ages 20 and 29, who were involved in the incident. They also found a 26-year-old woman in a vehicle nearby who had been driving the two men around in the neighborhood.

Officials say during the course of their investigation, it was determined the 29-year-old man and 26-year-old woman had left their four-year-old child at home unattended for a minimum of a few hours while they were participating in the clown prank. As a result, the child was placed by the Department of Human Services outside of the home. The parents have been referred to court on charges of child neglect. The woman was also held in the Winnebago County Jail on a probation hold.

The 20-year-old man was not charged in the incident.