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This Toronto Clown Is Being Called A Hero After Saving Two Women

It was no laughing matter.

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The Toronto-area entertainer is being lauded for rescuing two women after allegedly witnessing a man attacking them on a downtown street.

Doo Doo — whose real name is Shane Faberman — was behind the wheel in his full clown costume Sunday afternoon when he spotted a man acting strangely, he told CityNews.

While on the phone with police, he said he saw the man approach two women and punch one of them in the upper body.

That's when he jumped into action and shouted at the women to join him and two other clown colleagues in his car.

Doo Doo The Clown/Twitter / Via Twitter: @DooDoo_TheClown

“I rolled down the window and screamed, ‘Get in my car,’ probably 20 times. I couldn’t even hear 911 because I was so freaked out,” Farberman told the Toronto Sun.

He said the man then went on to scream and kick at his car before ripping off one of the side mirrors prior to police arriving on the scene.

Const. Craig Brister told BuzzFeed Canada a man was arrested on the scene who was under the influence of drugs. He was taken to a hospital under the Mental Health Act and now faces two assault and two mischief charges.

Clowning around at the mall with @CityNews

Although the man allegedly attacked others as well, there are no reports of serious injuries.

As for Doo Doo, he's been overwhelmed with media attention after his heroic deed.

“I don’t know much about social media, but I’ve had 12,000 hits overnight,” he told Global News.

Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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