The mystery of the Portsmouth clown gripped the city for a short while.
But it wasn’t long before he was unmasked and the furore died down a bit.
For those people who seem to enjoy scaring others, it appears to be par for the course for them to dress up as a clown. It’s happened in several other places.
But surely when it comes to this sort of thing, we need a bit of imaginative thinking.
People need to start upping their game.
For example, take that man from America who was arrested for dressing as the Grim Reaper – complete with scythe – and standing outside the windows of old people’s homes, staring in.
While I’m certainly not condoning frightening the elderly in this way, at least he was original.