On Friday, November 16 of 2012, Mitch Cooper was driving through downtown when he spotted something that even the most ardent of anti-rubberneckers would oggle at: A police officer and a man dressed up as a clown looked like they were about to fight.
What Mr. Cooper was unaware of at the time was that the lovable jester had a history of protesting outside government buildings. And while that in and of itself is obviously not a crime, the fact that he was also reportedly chasing cars outside of City Hall and squirting them with a water gun (probably) is.
"Especially if I peed in the water tank!"
At this point, Mr. Cooper became a hero to us all by doing what any responsible citizen should in a situation like this: He whipped out his cell phone and began video taping. Sure enough, when the police officer reached out for the costume-clad man, Bozo instantly morphed into Pennywise and attacked him.
But while the officer may have been stunned a bit by the initial hit, he had absolutely no qualms whatsoever about responding in kind...and by "in kind", we mean totally beating the crap out of a man who was wearing make up.
In the video embedded below, you can watch the fight framed by a local news interview with Mitch himself.
(At the point when the officer lands three solid punches to the clown's head, you have to believe that he may have possibly overcome a lifetime of suffering from coulrophobia).
Local police did not want to comment on camera, but assured Milwaukee's citizens that the clown had been arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
At the time this article was published, there was no word on where the clown was being held.
...but we can take a guess.
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