Staten Island Clown Unmasked on Radio Show
STATEN ISLAND — The creepy clown terrifying Staten Island residents was unmasked Friday.
Company members Michael Levy and Steve Della Salla were accompanied on the show by the clown. His creepiness caused one of the show's co-hosts to hide under the desk in fear.
Levy said the prank initially started as a joke aimed at friends.
"Initially, we just wanted to entertain a small group of people, which is our friends. We were going to trick them," Levy said on the radio show.
The group used a clown costume they already had for another production and started to hang around train stations at night — aiming to scare their friends, including comedian Vic Dibitetto, who posted an expletive-laced video of the clown.
Levy said that the clown wasn't a part of any viral promotion for them, but was just another project for the crew.
"We treated this as a film in itself. This was a project for us," he said on the show. "He was a character and the world was our production."
The company also confirmed they were behind the Staten Island clown stunt on social media.
"Well...you got us. We'll admit it. Retweet if you like the #SIClown and favorite if you'd rather not see him anymore," Fuzz on the Lens tweeted after the radio show.