He is a Juggalo – Just Not a Real “Juggalo”

Police now believe a man who allegedly ran down another man with a car while wearing clown-type makeup is not a “Juggalo,” as initially suspected, Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland told the Examiner-Enterprise today.

Twenty-year-old Andrew Joseph Davis is facing charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an injury accident as a result of a May 10 incident.

Davis was arrested after police received a report of a man being run over by a car in the 3800 block of Northeast Ohio. Witnesses told authorities that the victim was walking northbound on the west side of the street when a black two-door car swerved toward the victim, striking him. The report states that after the vehicle struck the victim, “he was dragged approximately one hundred feet into his other neighbor’s yard.”

The witness said that as this was happening, the two occupants of the vehicle were yelling “woop woop.” After hitting the man, the driver of the car reportedly backed the vehicle up before speeding away. Witnesses contend the car had been seen earlier in the evening driving slowly past the house. Witnesses also noted that the driver was wearing “black and white face paint.”

A short time later, police stopped a car matching the description and found that the driver, Davis, was wearing black and white clown-like face paint. The passenger in the car was a 17-year-old male.

At the time, police speculated Davis might belong to a group known as the “Juggalos.” Juggalos are fans of the rap act Insane Clown Posse and often wear black and white clown makeup to emulate the band.

“We don’t have any evidence to support him (Davis) being in the Juggalos,” Holland said today. “We know our Juggalos here. They’ve always been law abiding and, for the most part, keep to themselves. We’ve never had problems with them in the past.”

Holland said the investigation indicates Davis is not a member of the local group.

“There is a group of Juggalos that gets together here locally,” Holland said. “As a national group, they have their own slang (and) their own signs.”

The victim in the case was transported to the Jane Phillips Medical Center Emergency Room where he was treated for “multiple bleeding abrasions to his entire body.”

The case has garnered national attention due in no small part to the mugshot of Davis wearing clown-type makeup.

Davis is currently free on $25,000 bond and is set for preliminary hearing in the case on July 19.

2 responses to “He is a Juggalo – Just Not a Real “Juggalo”

  1. Juggalo Holocaust

    You guys need to calm down. You’re stereo typing a group of people, and cut them down to be the bad guys, base on un true opinions. When you know well enough there’s some messed up people out there, who are doing bad things, that don’t listen to the psychopathic records. So are you saying if, I don’t know, Let’s say some country fans did some terrible things, you would classify them as a zit on the earth surface? That’s horrible. Our mother’s told us not to judge people by what we see or the rumors going around, but for what they really are. And yea, I agree with you. There are some loser Juggalos, but that doesn’t mean we are all bad. Hell, there’s some loser Jay Z fans out there too, but their not all bad.
    Look at me, I have a 3.8 gpa, I tutor, I help the handicap children at my school, I take care of my ill mother, and I want to going to the U of M to become a doctor. But I still rep with my family. You’ll never see me behind bars, or doing some foolish thing. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a real Juggalette.
    So give people a chance to prove to you that we’re not all bad, and let the cops take care of those who are bad- both Juggalos and other music fans out there.
    I hope you’ll see where I’m coming from, and I hope I have enlightened you in same way to drop the blinded hate, and move on from this horrible genocide. Because no group of people based on their skin color, body shape, cultural differences, religious beliefs, or life style should be destroyed.
    Isn’t that what we Americans fought for during WWII? ?

  2. Don’t hold your breath, ignorance seems to be their most dominating trait. They’re just a bunch of delusional computer nerds/undisciplined grown-up children that think they’re actually making a difference. Sure, they make some points when someone who happens to be a juggalo commits a crime, however to automatically group the rest of the juggalos with the juggalo who committed a crime is not only incredibly short sighted, but it really shows the lack of a social life and dare I say any intelligence whatsoever. If they really want to take down the Juggalos, then the intelligent thing to do is to let them run their course. Which probably won’t happen, so it’s futile. The more JH does to rile up the Juggalos, the more Juggalos there will be simply because of word of mouth. Sure, in the process they could get a few followers out of the flock, but because of their incredible ignorance more people will tend to side with “the lesser of two evils” (in a non-juggalo way of veiwing things).

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