The suspect, Jimmy Daniel Raybon, 28, has a warrant out for his arrest after he attempted assault.

Raybon arrived at the woman's home in a mask and multicolored wig at around 4:30 a.m. and swung the ax at her multiple times. She was able to fight him off and managed to remove his mask, then recognizing Raybon, who happens to be an acquaintance.

The unnamed woman wouldn't speak on motive and didn't know why her attempted attacker had the clown mask.

Raybon has 10 previous arrests, including for assault on a female, imprisonment, and larceny, according to jail records.