Two Suspects Arrested By Melbourne Police After Multiple ‘Creepy Clown’ Incidents
By Space Coast Daily // October 27, 2016
police arrested Christopher D. McCarthy, 18, and Nicholas Antonellis, 20
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have arrested two suspects related to creepy clown incidents where witnesses described the suspects as carrying weapons and threatening to assault their victims, and even kill them, according to Commander Sean Riordan of the Melbourne Police Department.
The suspects were described by witnesses as carrying a bat or axe to carry out their threats and chasing some of their victims, according to Melbourne Police.
Police were called to multiple incidents near Tropic Lane, Eau Gallie Blvd. and Nasa Blvd., earlier this month, however were not able to locate the suspects at the time.
After further investigation and help from members of the Community Response Team, police arrested 18-year-old Christopher D. McCarthy and 20-year-old Nicholas Antonellis.
The investigation revealed the suspects were in fact the same suspects who threatened a juvenile victim and were responsible for the calls for service.
McCarthy was charged Aggravated Assault and Antonellis was charged with Principal in the First Degree.
The Melbourne Police Department is aware of similar incidents throughout the country and decided to look further into these incidents with the intent to prevent future activity before someone was seriously hurt.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
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