City council candidate dressed as clown makes voters nervous
September 28, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — A man dressed as a clown who's running for a Boston city council seat has caused a stir on a college campus.
Police tell The Boston Herald that Pat Payaso's presence near a polling location at Roxbury Community College made some people nervous on Tuesday and they called the authorities.
A photo Payaso posted on social media indicates he was there to vote.
Police spokesman Officer Stephen McNulty says Payaso later was stopped by an officer who realized he wasn't a threat.
The Roxbury resident has donned a rainbow wig, a red nose and clown makeup in recent campaign photos and...