Maintaining your cover is important. Marineris D.C. Police has tried infiltrating the Barsoom Circus before and it didn't go well.
The first time we dressed one of our own cops as a clown. A week later he got shot out of a cannon.
Clowns get shot out of cannons all the time.
At night, off the dam? He cleared two klicks of skyline before hitting the cliffs. We had to identify him with baked DNA and the serial number in his rubber nose.