Police in Sterling Heights are investigating an incident in which two women were frightened by three men dressed as clowns, carrying baseball bats. In a separate incident, a 7-year-old boy says a clown scratched his arm with a knife.

"He had red hair and a red nose and a mask on," the boy tells WDIV. "He grabbed my wrist and then he used the other hand to... he dragged the knife on my arm slowly."

Police tell the TV station they are using tracking dogs to search for the men, and that clown sightings are no longer amusing.