In the North Jersey community of Wayne on Wednesday, a woman reported seeing a creepy-looking clown in a wooded area near a school but police were unable to confirm the clown was actually there.
The Morning Call identified the clown as Sean Fuller, 18, of Alpha, who was the owner of the hearse.
He was cited for riding on the hood of a vehicle.
Driving the vehicle was his father, Matt Fuller, 42, also of Alpha.
Matt Fuller said the hearse ride was simply to spread some good cheer and to be "silly." He and his son rode in the open at the mall and did not intend to scare anyone, according to the Morning Call.