Clown robber in bathroom was no joke

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AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman was surprised by a knife-wielding robber in a clown mask while sitting on her toilet, police said.

Cory Buckley, 20, allegedly broke into the Akron home of Jacqueline Cutright, 70, through a basement window Saturday, police told WCMH-TV in Columbus.


Cutright said the clown robber stole her car and escaped with $28 and about $1,000 worth of costume jewelry.

He demanded to know where she kept her drugs and money.

"I said, 'Boy, did you break into the wrong house," Cutright said.

Cutright feared the robber was going to take a silver bracelet a friend gave her.

"The bracelet said, 'A mother holds her children's hands for a while but their hearts forever,' which I think is lovely, and when he read that he gave it back to me. That's when I thought, 'This man's not going to hurt me.'"

Buckley fled in Cutright's Ford Escort after 2 hours of ransacking her home. But he crashed the car, crawled out a window and allegedly confessed to officers, police said.

"I thought about doing ninja stuff to him," Cutright said, "but I thought, 'No, he's faster than I am.' So, I more or less just sat there on the lid."


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