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November 19, 2012
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Video: Bizarre cop vs. clown video goes viral

Wis. community activist was terrorizing people with a squirt gun, then resisted arrest

By PoliceOne Staff

MILWAUKEE — A confrontation between a police officer and a community activist dressed as a clown was caught on tape and has gone viral.

Police stated they received several complaints that the ‘activist,’ who is a fixture outside city government buildings, was chasing cars with a squirt gun, and the altercation ensued when the man resisted arrest, according to ABC7.

"The officer reached for him, and then all of a sudden, the next thing you know, they're on the ground, tussling and rolling around,” said Mitch Cooper, a witness who captured the incident on Friday on his video phone.

“It was pretty funny. The clown was resisting, so the cop needed to do what he needed to do to make sure he was safe,” said Cooper.

The suspect was charged with resisting arrest, but police officials would not provide additional details, according to the article. 

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