The teens were spotted around 3:30 p.m. in the Simcoe St. N. and Taunton Rd. area.
“Witnesses called police after observing a grey Saturn with three occupants, all of them wearing clown masks, stopping near other cars and pedestrians in a dangerous manner,” police said. “The two masked passengers in the car were spotted opening the car doors and attempting to scare others and leaning out the car windows while the car was moving.”
Cops stopped the car and charged all three teens.
A 19-year-old man from Oshawa is charged with causing a nuisance and careless driving. His two passengers, a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, both from Oshawa, are charged with causing a nuisance.
So far this October, Durham cops have responded to 31 calls regarding clowns.
“Police continue to encourage the public to call in any suspicious activity. Those who partake in this activity can face fines under local bylaws and may be opening themselves to criminal charges,” cops warned.