Video: Cop punches clown in bizarre brawl

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. -- It was no laughing matter for the Milwaukee police officer who was assaulted by a clown on Sunday.

A cellphone video shot by witness Mitch Cooper and obtained by KABC shows the clown attacking a police officer and the police officer fighting back to arrest him.

"The clown was resisting so the cop needed to do what he needed to do to make sure he was safe," Cooper, who happened to be driving by the scene, told KABC. "It was funny to witness, probably not so fun for the clown, but as a spectator it was pretty entertaining."

According to KABC, the clown is a well-known local activist who is typically seen protesting outside of government buildings. On this occasion, police said he had been chasing cars with a squirt gun.

He was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.