Maricopa County deputies search for 'clowns' who chased kids

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) -- Maricopa County sheriff's deputies are searching for three people suspected of chasing after a group of kids with baseball bats in Fountain Hills.
 
Deputies say they are looking for two men and a woman.
 
According to Det. Doug Matteson, the trio allegedly wore clown masks and threatened some 13-year-olds at Fountain Park on Friday night.
 
The victims say they were walking through the park when the would-be clowns jumped over a fence and chased them.
 
No injuries were reported.
 
Deputies say the suspects may have fled in a newer model, red Jeep Cherokee.
 
They were last seen wearing black hoodies and sweat pants.
 
One was wearing leggings with long hair either dyed or sprayed blue.
 

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