PLAIN CITY, Utah — An 18-year-old man has been cited after he dressed up as a clown with a sword to play a prank on his friends.

The Standard-Examiner reports ( ) that Weber County authorities were called Tuesday after multiple people saw a clown holding what appeared to be a machete near Plain City Elementary School.

Weber County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matt Jensen says when deputies responded they found the 18-year-old dressed as a clown and carrying a plastic sword. He told police he was trying to prank his friends. At one point he approached a vehicle he incorrectly thought contained his friends, which Jensen says caused alarm for those inside the truck.

Jensen says when deputies responded to the incident, the man told them he realized the prank wasn’t a smart idea.

Information from: Standard-Examiner,

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