Grandpa in clown mask arrested outside Portland school

55-year-old man scared kids outside Floyd Light Middle School

David Dahlman. (MCSO)
David Dahlman. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man wearing a clown mask and boxing gloves was arrested outside of a school on Thursday morning.

Portland Police say 55-year-old David Dahlman wore the clown mask and boxing gloves while walking his grandkids to a school bus stop in SE Portland. He then showed up at the school, Floyd Light Middle School on SE Washington Street, and allegedly scared students by standing outside school windows and shadow boxing towards them.

When the assistant principal went outside to speak to him, he threatened him with violence and charged at him.

The assistant principal was uninjured and Dahlman ran away towards a mobile home park nearby. Officers arrested him there.

He is charged with menacing disorderly conduct in the second degree.