According to the New York Daily News, a 28-year-old man wearing a clown mask and wig went to a woman’s house at 4:30 a.m. last Friday and tried to cut her up with an ax.
When the woman was was able to fight off her attacker and remove his mask, she says she recognized him. She told authorities that her assailant was an acquaintance named Jimmy Daniel Raybon, but she said she had no idea what his motive was.
Raybon was arrested on outstanding warrants of assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering when he turned himself in to police Wednesday.
The suspect has been in and out of prison several times over the past decade, having served time for assault on a female, common law robbery, and larceny.
Here’s what Raybon looks like without the clown suit: