Concord Police: Clown attempts to kidnap baby girl
CONCORD, Calif. (KTVU/BCN) - Concord police say a person dressed in a clown suit tried to abduct a baby girl.
The incident occurred at a bus stop in Concord at Willow Pass Road near Waterworld Parkway at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Concord Police Cpl. Chris Blakely, a woman was standing, holding her 1-year-old daughter in her arms when they were approached by a man wearing a clown outfit and a blue wig.
Blakely says the man engaged in a brief conversation then suddenly yanked the girl’s arm in an apparent kidnapping attempt
The girl's mother says she kicked clown in the shin and he ran away.
Police searched the area and couldn't find anyone matching description.
Additional details on the incident in Concord have not yet been released.
The number of social media threats toward Bay Area schools by "creepy clowns" has grown after some were reported Monday toward schools in Oakland and Fairfield.
Antioch police were dispatched at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday to Dallas Ranch Middle School on a report of posts saying clowns were going to shoot at the school.
Burlingame police said they were made aware of posts claiming that people dressed as clowns were going to show up at Peninsula schools including some in Burlingame.
Similar threats have been made in other parts of the country, police said. The threats started on the East Coast and have recently made their way west.
Police in Fairfield were made aware of threats directed toward schools in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District on Monday at around
Fairfield police Lt. Rob Lenke said the threats received Monday night on Twitter said, "Be ready, we're coming to your school" and "We're coming to get you."
There were also specific references to killing and kidnapping that might occur at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lenke said.
Officials in the Oakland Unified School District told parents Tuesday afternoon that threats had been made toward schools in Oakland, district spokesman John Sasaki said.
Sasaki would not name the schools, but he would say most of the threats were being made on Instagram.
He said that the threats so far have been hoaxes.
Stay with KTVU.com for updates on this developing story.