Chainsaw wielding clown prompts calls for police in Clayton

There was no chain in chainsaw, just a harmless Halloween prank that didn't go over well, say police. Halloween was quiet in Langley.

A man dressed up with a clown with a chainsaw in his hand didn't go over well with residents of a Clayton neighbourhood on Halloween night.

A man dressed up with a clown with a chainsaw in his hand didn't go over well with residents of a Clayton neighbourhood on Halloween night.

The sight of a clown walking around with what appeared to be a running chainsaw didn’t go over well with residents of a Clayton neighbourhood on Halloween night.

The Halloween prank terrified local residents, with some taking to social media saying they were afraid and “running for their lives.” Some called police.

Luckily, there was no Texas Chainsaw Massacre there, said police.

Surrey RCMP were called to 189 Street and 70 Avenue around 7:20 p.m. for a man with coloured hair walking around with a running chainsaw.

“Police located him and (discovered) the chainsaw had no chain in it, so it was harmless,” said Surrey RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

“The behaviour was over the top for some people and police asked him to voluntarily stop,  which he did.”

All was quiet on Halloween night in Langley, except for the sound of fireworks and firecrackers, said Langley police and fire.

“It was a non-event,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.

Township fire department had only 14 calls during the entire 24 hours of Oct. 31.

Langley City fire department dealt with nothing at all, said fire chief Rory Thompson.