John Wayne Gacy, Jr., was known as the ‘clown killer’ because of the costume he wore for block parties he threw in his neighborhood in Chicago. He killed 33 young men and boys between 1972 and 1978, burying 27 of them in a crawl space under his house. He got 21 life sentences and 12 death sentences after his conviction, a record-setting punishment.
I once read that in “clown school” clowns are taught to curve their makeup, especially around the mouth, in order to keep from frightening the children. Obviously, Gacy didn’t take this advice.
(Fuente: New York Daily News, vía nosoyuno)