Status: A bit irked
A bit nonplussed, having assumed that there was going to be more complications, Pratfall surreptitiously "borrowed" a cell phone from one of the parents, and dialed the authorities, reporting the details as he continued to twist balloons with the other hand for the kids. At the completion of the call, he made the phone "disappear" and then proceeded to make it appear from one little girl's ear.
"Ooh... I think maybe you need to clean those more often. And miss, you might want to clean this off. Who knows where this little girl's eats have have been. And as for this fellow" he said, tapping on the outside of the invisible box, "I'm afraid I'm going to have to take him off to be rehabilitated. Remember, kids, there are good clowns and bad clowns, and this one is?"
"A VERY BAD CLOWN," chorused the kids.
"And you know what to do if you run into a bad clown?"
"Kick 'em in the fork!" chirped the girl brandishing the wrestling luchadore monkeys. Pratfall reflexively winced, engendering a squeak from a hidden bicycle horn.
"Well... I can't endorse violence, even against Very Bad Clowns, but what you can do is find a responsible adult. Now do we have any here?" Most of the parents raised their hands, a few a bit more shaky as they realize the imprisoned clown really wasn't part of the act.
"Good, good! Now Bob over there didn't raise his hand, so I guess instead of a responsible adult, he's a volunteer. Hey kids, want to see me saw Bob in half and then restore him? C'mon Bob, be a sport." he said, in a chorus of kid cheers.
And with that, he continued the show, Bob being a good sport after all, and he came together in the end. As for the crime turned mime, he just yelled silently in the background until the police showed up.
Sorry for the delay. Work trip, and now in Tennessee for a family reunion. Well, in the hospital at the moment, getting my wife checked out after we got into a fender bender. On the bright side, I know the airbags work. Or at least used to, since the car will probably be totaled by the insurance company.