INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (WCNC) A hatchet-wielding clown is facing charges after entering North Carolina gas station and frightening several customers.
“Just when you think you’ve seen it all you see something else that’ll only surprise you,” said Tony Underwood with the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
“Just seemed to be an urban legend but then we get the report of an actual person last night going into a store dressed with clown paint on his face,” Underwood said.
Tony Underwood of the Union County Sheriff’s office says 20-year old Travis Pressley was found near the Indian Trail Wilco/Hess station with marijuana and the hatchet in his backpack.
“Dressing as a clown in and of itself is not illegal,” Underwood said. “However, if you’re doing something that is illegal while dressed as a clown we’re going to take action.”
Investigators say Pressley told them he was only trying to scare his friends.