Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Readers, you know I don't usually go for the quirky little news items, but in this case, I felt it was my duty to alert y'all to this one.
David Albert Lemus, who worked as a clown for children's birthday parties, and who was arrested for child molestation in 2005, has just been sentenced to 12 years in prison. At least three girls were victimized by him prior to his arrest, apparently he committed the crimes while he was in costume.
Holy fucking shit. As if it's not unpleasant enough to encounter a clown, with his Scope-over-Early Times breath and his yellow-ass teeth and his hasn't-been-dry-cleaned-since-'92 costume and his general aesthetic unpleasantness. Can you imagine what it's like for those girls, having the added burden of actual genuine psychological trauma triggered for the rest of their lives whenever they see one of those greasepainted vermin?
But readers, that is not the worst part. Oh, no.
The worst part, is that Lemus's "clown name," was Trim-Trim.
One small word of advice to all parents of clown-susceptible children out there: if the clown you're thinking of hiring for your child's birthday party is named after a slang word for genitalia, maybe you should just get a pony instead.
Posted by vikkitikkitavi at 4:14 PM