Police: Women terrorized teens as 'creepy clowns'

Roseville Police Chief James Berlin is not mincing words and his department is not playing games.

Officers arrested two 18-year-old women from Roseville, who police said were dressed as clowns and jumped out and began to chase and scream at two 14-year-old girls Thursday night, terrorizing them. Berlin called the women "morons" and "idiots" in a news release.

Jaime Salinis and Elandra Sledge were arraigned today on disorderly conduct charges and ordered held in the Macomb County Jail on $10,000 cash or surety bonds by 39th District Court Judge Catherine Steenland in Rosville, police said. Berlin said the two stood mute to the charges. Their next court appearances are Oct. 20.

About 9 p.m. Thursday, the two 14-year-olds came to the police department "in hysterics." Officers were able to calm them, and the girls said they were walking in the 18000 block of Minnesota Street when a car stopped and two people dressed as clowns jumped out and started chasing them, Berlin said in a release today entitled "Two Morons Dressed as Clowns Terrorize Teens, are Arrested."

The younger teens fled, thinking they were going to be attacked.

Officers went to the area immediately and saw "two idiots" dressed as clowns, according to Berlin's release. As officers approached them, they tried to flee and a foot chase began. Both women were apprehended and arrested for disorderly conduct.

The suspects were in "what would be considered full clown regalia from head to foot and stated they thought it was funny to terrorize unsuspecting pedestrians," the release stated.

Police said the disorderly charge is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

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