Milwaukee, WI – Someone was in the right place at the right time on Friday when they captured a brawl between a police officer and a clown outside Milwaukee City Hall.
Police say the clown is a known activist who can often be seen outside government buildings. But on Friday, police were getting calls that the clown was chasing cars with a squirt gun. Luckily, someone just happened to be there filming as a responding officer approached the clown.
“The officer reached for him, and the next thing you know, they’re on the ground, tussling and rolling around. The officer started punching him, and then another officer showed up, and it looked like they were about to arrest him. It was pretty funny,” the witness said. “The clown was resisting, so the cop needed to do what he needed to do to make sure he was safe.”
“What’s going through my head is a cop beating up a clown. How can I not capture this video and show it to all my friends?” the witness said.
I’m not saying that people should place themselves in between a cop and a combative suspect, and I know that a cop fighting a clown isn’t something you see every day, but that last comment by the witness kills me.
While I am glad someone was there to film a clown and a cop fighting, it’s a little scary to think that the first thing that runs through people’s head now days, as they witness someone in the need of help, isn’t to step in and lend a hand but is to pull out their cell phone so they can share the video online.