1-armed man in clown mask arrested for wielding machete says it was prank

Maine State Police arrested a 31-year-old man Tuesday after he was found wandering around town in a clown mask while carrying a machete (WGME/MAINE STATE POLICE)

BIDDEFORD, Maine (CBS/AP) — A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank.

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Thirty-one-year-old Hollis resident Corey Berry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal threatening and weapons charges.

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Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative when they arrested him last month. They say he had a machete taped to the stump of his amputated arm and was wearing a mask to copy previous clown sightings.

Police say Berry was first spotted in Hollis but then fled into the woods. They say he was taken into custody when he re-emerged.

Berry was intoxicated but cooperative, police said. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank.

Corey Barry (Maine State Police)

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