The NYPD is searching for a man who wore a clown mask while forcing a prostitute to perform oral sex on him at knifepoint. The 29-year-old woman says that the man, who went by "Mike," arranged an early morning meeting on September 20 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. When she reached the sixth floor, he met her, wearing a mask of Pennywise the clown from the Stephen King novel-turned-horrific-film It.
The man took out a butcher knife and forced her back into the elevator, threatening to kill her if she didn't give him oral sex. She complied, then he fled the scene. The woman waited so long to call the police that the evidence in the elevator became contaminated.