urbandale-pd-logoUrbandale police arrested a teenager today and charged him with assault after a report he was chasing two people while wearing a clown mask.

Police received the report around 12:30 p.m. of a man possibly armed with a machete chasing two people on the northwest side of the Des Moines suburb. Officers talked to witnesses who identified the man and they found a metal baseball bat and a clown mask.

They charged 18-year-old Jacob Steil of West Des Moines with two counts of assault with a weapon. He was taken to the Polk County jail. Urbandale police did not report any injuries.