This would give you nightmares for a while: A woman in North Carolina says a guy in a clown mask broke into her house early Friday morning, and went after her with an ax.

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The victim told the police in Hickory, N.C. that a person wearing a clown mask and a multicolored wig had come by her residence at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning and began to swing his ax at her.

The victim was able to take the mask off the attacker and discover that it was an acquaintance of hers, who then fled the scene. She was not injured in the incident.