Allegedly drunk clown arrested with machete taped to his amputated arm, Maine police say

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HOLLIS, MAINE—A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated.

Maine State Police say 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 (U.S.) bail.

Police say Berry was first spotted in Hollis but then fled into the woods. He was arrested after re-emerging in Waterboro. Police say Berry was intoxicated but co-operative. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank.

A phone number for Berry couldn’t be found Wednesday. It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.