The clown stories are piling up, and here’s a cautionary tale for all would-be “creepy clowns.”

The Daily Mail reports:

One US man got a massive beating after dressing up as a creepy clown and trying to scare a group of friends in a car.

Footage of the incident shows the clown, holding some balloons, walk close to a car where a number of men were hanging out.

‘What the f**k is that, bro?’ one of the man is heard saying as he spots the clown.

‘Are you serious?’ he adds, yelling to the clown: ‘Get away!’

The clown seems undeterred.

One of the men gets out of the car with what appears to be a baseball bat and whams the clown on the side of the knee.

‘What y’all doing?’ yells the man filming, who stays in the car while the action is happening.

‘I’m not getting out of the car, bro,’ he adds.

The clown falls to the ground — and two men join in, pummeling him down with punches.

One of the men takes the clown’s balloons and the friends head back to the car, leaving them the clown on the ground.

Watch the video (language warning):