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PD: Woman made up clown attack because she was running late to work

Incident not related to Reading school closures
Posted at 9:19 PM, Oct 01, 2016

READING, Ohio -- A woman made up a report that she was attacked by a clown with a knife because she was running late to her job at McDonald’s, according to police. 

Alexsandra Conley, 18, of Hamilton called police around 6 a.m. Saturday, saying a clown jumped over a fence, waved a knife at her and cut her left thumb.

Conley described the suspect as a male wearing a clown suit with a red wig, white facial makeup and a teardrop on his left cheek. Police said Conley was calm as she was being examined by medics, even using her cellphone to access Facebook.

After an in-depth investigation, police found several inconsistencies in her report. Conley admitted to making up the story, police said, because she was running late to work and didn’t want to lose her job .

Conley was charged with one count of making false alarms, according to police.