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One-Armed Maine Man Wielded Machete While Wearing Clown Mask, Police Say

HOLLIS, Maine (CBS) – A Maine man told police he was just clowning around. But he’s still facing charges after causing a scare while walking down the road with a machete and Halloween mask.

On Tuesday, Maine State Police were called to Plains Road in Hollis where multiple 911 callers said a man wearing a clown mask was wielding a machete before running into the woods.

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Police arrested a man in Maine who was walking around with a clown mask and machete. (Image Credit: Maine State Police)

State Police saw the man, later identified as 31-year-old Corey Berry, appear out of the woods a short time later in Waterboro.

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Corey Berry. (Image Credit: Maine State Police)

Berry, who police say was intoxicated, had the machete duct taped to his amputated arm.

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The machete and mask worn by a Maine man who was charged with criminal threatening.
(Image Credit: Maine State Police)

State Police say Berry told them he was trying to pull off a prank similar to prior creepy clown incidents.

He was arrested and charged with criminal threatening. Berry was released on $200 bail.

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