A man was arrested Saturday after threatening his wife with a “homemade medieval weapon,” according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office at Cornelius, Oregon. 31-year-old Matija Belavic was charged with menacing and his bail was set at $25,000 after wielding the weapon during a drunken argument with his wife. The weapon is a common wooden baseball bat, yet adorned with several long, sharp metal nails, and was built by Belavic to protect his family against killer clowns, calling it his “Clown Tickler.”
Washington County deputies were called to the Belavic home shortly after 8 pm, Saturday night. According to The Oregonian newspaper, “Investigators suspect alcohol played a factor in the altercation.”
Belavic was apprehended soon therafter while wandering around the streets near his home. Belavic told authorities he built the weapon, which features 8-inch long nails sticking out from the bat. He buolt it to show his children that he’d protect them from killer clowns, after a spate of news reports last fall of thugs in clown outfits threatening people and schools.
[Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office]