Man dressed in clown costume arrested on SDSU campus

Brookings, SD Campus police at South Dakota State University arrested a man dressed in a clown suit early Thursday.

Safety and security officials at the university say a 19-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of a suspended license after scaring students on campus just before 1:00 a.m. Thursday.

Campus police say he was not arrested for wearing the clown costume, but for being disorderly.

‘Creepy clown’ sightings have been happening all over the nation for the past few weeks, including other cities in South Dakota.

Law enforcement in the state say it is not illegal to walk around wearing a clown costume, but being disorderly can lead to an arrest.