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Rob and Doug Ford accuse Sketchy the Clown of stalking the mayor’s mother

(Image: Manjushree Thapa)

(Image: Manjushree Thapa)

Apparently, every Rob Ford lookalike must have a ludicrous (although not necessarily ill-fitting) nickname. First there was Slurpy, who was asked to  star in a counterfeit crack video earlier in the spring. Now, there’s performer Dave McKay—better known as Sketchy the Clown—who had an equally surreal run-in with the Fords while impersonating the mayor for a bizarre, hour-long Rofo Bus Tour on Sunday.

McKay’s acting gig required him to emerge from the Etobicoke woods where police watched Ford and Sandro Lisi drink vodka, and pretend to be drunk for groups of paying tourists. Unbeknownst to McKay, however, the quiet cul-de-sac he was using as a green room was next to the homes of Doug Ford and Ford matriarch, Diane. Cue the mayoral intimidation.

Doug was good-humoured when he initially came out to investigate, even posing for a few pictures. That changed when the mayor pulled up, at which point his driver informed McKay that “we are really displeased with what’s going on here.” That’s when Doug began circling,  snapping photos of McKay and the license plates of the car he was waiting in. Doug also called the police, accusing McKay of “stalking” his mother. (Ford later told the Toronto Star, “Don’t come after my 80-year-old mother and stand there for four hours. And she’s wondering if it’s a stalker or it’s a lunatic or whatever. It’s unacceptable.”)

McKay left voluntarily, after which the Fords followed him in the mayor’s Cadillac Escalade for 15 minutes. The police eventually pulled McKay over and spoke to him, though no charges were laid and they haven’t followed up. Even so, the tour bus driver was nervous enough to resign, which temporarily puts a stop to the Rofo tour. The Fords’ tactics may be crude, but they do seem to work. [Toronto Star]

  • wklis

    Started with Marg Princess Warrior. No surprise.

  • Richard Horgan

    When McKay was stopped by the Toronto police after all this, he “explained that I’m actually a clown.” ironically, the member of the Escalade party following, named Rob, could have used the same, exact alibi.

  • Chris Hutcheson

    Seems like the real pair of clowns are the two elected ones….

  • James Jesus MagGot

    And let us not forget Cloven Path Ministries. The fine young Satan worshiping folks who put on this tour! For more details go to and Praise the Devil!

  • natjm

    Shame on you, Doug Ford. If you think it’s funny, have a chuckle. Stop playing bully just because your bro can’t handle the reason why he’s famous (ie his own incredible misjudgements)

  • Jawsphobia

    Here’s a live Sketchy vid

  • christinaarcher

    Well, the Ford boys are at it again. Or still. Stalking your mama, Doug? Eighty year old ladies are usually slow walkers, so stalking her wouldn’t be that much of a sweat. In other words, what point are you trying to make anyway?