Have a misbehaving child? Need a new weapon for your parental arsenal? Just feeling mean? For a bit of cash, this creepy-looking clown will scare the crap out of your disobedient child. Since 2013, Wrinkles the Clown has been terrifying kids in southwest Florida, dishing out punishment for negative behavior for parents too lazy to do their own job.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Wrinkles has been spotted outside people’s homes and in public areas for the past few years. As proof, they released a video of Wrinkles showing him “hiding under a child’s trundle bed” while the child sleeps. After he makes his reveal, he places what looks like a small creepy doll near the child and quietly walks away.
His distinctive mask with large gaping, black eye holes, painted-white hair, and scowling bloody-red lips, hides his true identity lest kids seek revenge after they grow up. Wrinkles wears a polka dot onesie and dons black rubber gloves and is typically seen carrying around a wad of colorful balloons in his hand.
For just $300, Wrinkles will make appearances at parties, prank your friend, or use “negative motivation” to scare your naughty kid to the point of righteousness. His last job was for the mother of a trouble-making 12-year-old boy. With a devilish grin, Wrinkles told The Washing Post:
“He was scared of clowns and I showed up across the street from him at the bus stop and he just started crying in front of his friends and ran home. His mother called back a few days later and said ‘Thank you!’ Now when he acts bad, she just has to ask him: ‘Do you want Wrinkles to come back?’”
According to Wrinkles, he loves his job and says he’s not particularly fond of young people anyway (and adds he would be bored making “stupid little balloon animals”).
Wrinkles has yet to give his real name but it’s said that he’s a 65-year-old retiree, divorced, and without any family ties (what happened to his family!). His legend grew as teenagers shared photos of him on social media and he now receives hundreds of phone calls each day from parents requesting his services.
If you are interested in hiring Wrinkles the Clown, be prepared to wait in line. He’s already booked until January 2016.
Check out more photos of Wrinkles the Clown in the photo montage below.
Sources: Palm Beach Post, The Washington Post, Telegraph UK, Google+