The police department of Fairpoint, New York have releaased findings that seem to confirm what many comic book fans have likely surmised for some time - that the recent spate of creepy clowns around America are the work of the Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime and Batman's arch-nemesis.
"The Fairport Police have received a lead in the Crazy Clown epidemic that has been gripping the nation. We have received information that these clowns are the henchmen of . . . you guessed it . . . the Joker," reads a statement made on Facebook.
Fortunately, the Fairpoint Police have reached out for some extra help in dealing with their clown problem - Batman himself.
"Since verifying this new information, the Fairport Police Department have recruited the assistance of America's Favorite Caped Crusader, Batman! Batman has been given a Fairport Police Uniform and Police Car to be on patrol in the Fairport area on alert for any suspicious activity. Please call 911 if you observe anything suspicious and we will signal Batman from atop the Village Hall where the blue light shines. Have a safe and Happy Halloween from the members of the Fairport Police Department."