Police: Man in clown costume swings ax at woman

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) - Police say a man wearing a clown costume swung an ax at a woman but she wasn't hit.

Authorities say the Jimmy Daniel Raybon came to the woman's house about 4:30 a.m. Friday wearing a clown mask and a multicolored wig.

Authorities said the Raybon didn't hurt the woman, and she was able to remove his mask and recognized him as an acquaintance before he left.

Authorities say the woman decided to go to a judge and request an arrest warrant for an assault with a deadly weapon after talking to officers.

A motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

Information from: The Hickory Daily Record, http://www.hickoryrecord.com

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