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One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested in Maine

Patrol car dashboard camera footage from Maine showed a man wearing a mask with a machete taped to his amputated arm.
Patrol car dashboard camera footage from Maine showed a man wearing a mask with a machete taped to his amputated arm. (Maine State Police/Associated Press)

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested.

Maine State Police told WCSH-TV that 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 bail.

Police say Berry was first spotted in Hollis but then fled into the woods. He was taken into custody after re-emerging in Waterboro. Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank.

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A phone number for Berry couldn’t be found Wednesday, and it wasn’t known if he has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

The clown mask and a machete that police said had been worn by Corey Berry, of Hollis, Maine.
The clown mask and a machete that police said had been worn by Corey Berry, of Hollis, Maine. (Maine State Police via AP)
Corey Berry, 31, of Hollis, Maine.
Corey Berry, 31, of Hollis, Maine.(Maine State Police via AP)