I think a lot of us thought that this creepy clown business was slowly starting to become a bizarre fad that would hopefully dissipate by Halloween; that the arrests of teen girls and boys behind some the threats would send a message that not only will the behavior not be tolerated, but you will be caught. Unfortunately, for some, they haven't gotten the message and it's proving to be dangerous.

According to the Daily Mail, one man from Chicago decided to take back the neighborhood when he spotted a clown loitering near children in broad day light and pulled out his gun in hopes of scaring him off.

**Warning: Some NSFW language in the video may be found offensive to others**

Let this be a clear message, it's not just local law enforcement taking clown mania seriously, the general public is and you just never know what they might do should they catch a creep clowning around in their neighborhood.

Be safe, not stupid, this Halloween.