Livonia Judge Dismisses Charges in ‘Creepy Clown’ Prank Case

LIVONIA – A justice dismissed the criminal charge against the Lakeville man arrested in October for a 'creepy clown' prank that doubled law enforcement patrols at and around local schools. Livingston County Chief Public Defender Marcea Clark Tetamore confirmed that the misdemeanor Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree charge against Christopher Hooper, 43, was dropped Tuesday night by Justice Robert Lemmen after a motion by … [Read more...]

Livingston County Schools Alerted Public of Creepy Clown Report

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that the school's warnings were in response to a Facebook hoax reporting a creepy clown sighting in Vitale Park. The school actions were in fact in response to an earlier and also not credible threat of clowns appearing at a school, which was spread over Instagram. LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Two Livingston County schools put their communities and law enforcement on high alert starting last Friday … [Read more...]

Details Emerge on Livonia’s Bizarre Clown Prankster

LIVONIA – The man who terrified Livingston County with a single photoshop hoax paints an increasingly bizarre portrait of himself. Christopher Hooper, 43, said at arraignment in Livonia Town Court Tuesday that he is a painter and parolee who lives with his parents in Lakeville. His Facebook profile, rife with disturbing images of fire, obscene gestures and creepy clowns, teems with images of the word 'outlaw' in various contexts. "I'm a … [Read more...]

Sheriff: Deputies Not Clowning Around, Arrest Man for Creepy Clown Hoax

UPDATE: Details Emerge on Livonia's Bizarre Clown Prankster LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Livonia man for the goof that deeply scared many people around Vitale Park and Livingston County. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Christopher Cody Hooper, 43, was arrested for misdemeanor Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree. Livingston County residents have been thoroughly creeped out … [Read more...]