Did IT and Pennywise leave you feeling a little bereft of scares? Need something even more terrifying than a dancing clown that can literally turn into your biggest fear?
How about Wrinkles the clown?
The clown has for years been for hire in Naples, Florida and is used by parents who for a few hundred bucks cash will come and scare misbehaving children.
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The act is the work of a 65-year-old former military veteran who has been pictured throughout the city for several years dressed in his trademark mask with large black eye holes and receding white hair.
He wears a polka dot onesie with black rubber gloves and often carries a bundle of different coloured balloons in one hand, and his work is now the subject of a new documentary.
Speaking to Washington Post in 2015, he spoke of the time a mother hired him to scare her 12-year-old son.
He was scared of clowns and I showed up across the street from him at the bus stop and he just started crying in front of his friends and ran home, Wrinkles said.
His mother called back a few days later and said “thank you”. Now when he acts bad, she just has to ask him: “Do you want Wrinkles to come back?”
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