Woman allegedly attacked by clowns in Pryor; police searching for suspects

PRYOR, Okla. -- A woman is recovering after allegedly being attacked by men dressed as clowns Saturday night.

Mayes County investigators say a woman claims she was attacked on a road west of Pryor after stopping to help a group of people with their car.

“This lady was trying to be a good Samaritan and she paid for it," says Mayes County resident Tom Nave.

Margie McDaniel says she's not stopping to help someone on the side of the road anymore after she alleges people in clown masks attacked a woman near her home. “I’ve lived out here long enough to know that people do go off the road, do have accidents and do need help. And then for something like his to happen it’s really dangerous for people.”

Mayes County investigators say a woman flagged down another woman driving on 500 road Saturday night.

They say once the woman stopped, two men wearing clown masks headed towards her, pulled her out of her car and assaulted her.

“They wrote “Clown Posse” on her face with magic marker. They put out a cigarette on the left side of her face. And her arms and face and neck were scratched up," says Nave.

Nave says the suspects took off without taking anything from the victim. “They were under the impression that someone was coming down the road, so they left. They were interrupted.”

Authorities say there have been clown sightings in Pryor in the past, but never a random attack.

McDanies says she hopes this clown attack is the last. “We haven’t had any trouble out here and for people to come out here and do that, I just don’t like that.”

The suspects are believed to be driving a maroon Dodge minivan. Anyone with information is asked to call the Mayes County Sheriff's Office at 918-825-3535.

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