Amusement park owners not clowning around

Where can a life-sized clown named Louie wander off to? Or was he clown-napped? When you first read about it, you might think it’s some sort of spoof of CSI or some other detective show. But amusement park owners Stanley and Margaret Nelson are serious about getting their clown back.

According to a news story in the Fort Mill Times, the 60-year-old Witchita, Kan., amusement park is missing two important antiques: its life-sized, carved clown named Louie and the automated Wurlitzer organ Louie played.

The Nelsons have sued the former Joyland operators who say they know nothing about the missing clown’s whereabouts.

In the meantime, the status of the park’s reopening remains in flux.

To read more of this detective drama, click here or here. They’re not clowning around.