According to court records reported by readingeagle.com:
Police were dispatched about 9:40 a.m. for the report of a man shooting a gun inside of his home. When officers arrived, they found [Nathan A.] Matthias standing next to the house holding a shotgun. The officers ordered the man to put the gun on the ground.
Matthias told police that two small clowns were inside of his house running around and that he had shot at them. The house was searched, and no one was found inside Matthias’ second-floor apartment. A resident was in the first-floor apartment when Matthias discharged his weapon but was unharmed.
Police noticed that Matthias’ eyes were bloodshot and asked him if he had been drinking. Matthias told investigators that he had been drinking the previous night and had yet to go to bed. A bottle of vodka was found in his pocket.
While being questioned outside, Matthias pointed next door and said he still saw clowns on the neighbor’s roof. No clowns were observed.
Matthias was arraigned before District Judge Kim L. Bagenstose, who set his bail at $10,000. He was taken to Berks County Prison.
First, no clowns were hurt in the production of this post. Second, mental illness is a thing. Third, alcoholism is a thing. And lastly, what shotgun for small, multiple, perhaps rooftop dwelling clowns?