On 9/11, the clown news presented itself subtly.
As the Denver Post penned, "a U-turn, not clowning around, caused a crash involving a van full of clowns" in West York, Pennsylvania. The September 11, 2013 incident happened on that Wednesday evening, according to multiple media sources.
The van with the clowns in it was also pulling a trailer with a clown car on it.
Four clowns were in the van at the time, and one of them, the driver who goes by "Dimples the Clown," was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.
Police say the clowns were going to the York Fair when the driver missed the entrance and attempted to turn around when the crash happened.
Police said "Dimples" was wearing clown shoes but the oversized footwear apparently didn't play a role in the crash.
West York Borough police Sgt. Brad Thomas said both vehicles had to be towed. He didn't know if the clowns ever made it to the fair.
(Northampton, btw, is the city of Dark Knight creator/magician/graphic novelist Alan Moore, as noted by RPJ.)
Over at Dangerous Minds, a comment maker has left this keen observation:
"I never read the novel, but reading the wiki I see that [Stephen King's] It shows up roughly every 27 years in Derry. The book was published 15 September, 1986. 27 years ago."