Posted: 11 October, 2016 by AAP

Knife-Wielding Clowns Scare Melbourne Motorists

Police issue warnings as craze spreads.

Clowns holding fake knives and a cap gun have spooked motorists in Melbourne's southeast as the creepy craze gathers momentum in Australia.

Victoria Police responded to reports that three people dressed as clowns were scaring drivers on a major road in Carrum Downs on Monday afternoon.

Two of the clowns were holding pretend knives and the third was armed with a cap gun, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

They fled before police arrived.

Police also warned schoolchildren wearing clown masks in the same area on Monday. They were then "directed to move on".

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