It's just another day in Greenville, S.C., where a clown reportedly tried to lure children into the woods near an apartment complex.
To The Residents of Fleetwood Manor
There has [sic] been several conversation [sic] and a lot of complaints to the office regarding a clown or a person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children in the woods. First and foremost at Fleetwood Manor Apartments children's [sic] safety is a top priority. At no time should a child be alone at night, or walking in the roads or wooded areas at night. Also if a person or persons are seen you are to immediately call the police. Greenville County Police Department is aware of the situation and have been riding [sic] the property daily. Remember there is a 10pm curfew for the property so to ensure your children's [sic] safety please keep them in the house during night hours and make sure at ALL times children are supervised. Anymore information that becomes regarding this issue will be sent out to all residents.
A number of youngsters and at least one adult saw the clown in the woods, according to Fox News Carolina, and another spotted a "large-figured clown with a blinking nose" near a trash dumpster.
Deputies spoke with children who told them clowns tried "to persuade them into the woods further by displaying large amounts of money." The children advised they believed the clowns lived in an old house near a pond, accessible via a trial behind the apartment complex.
The house near the pond was located, but deputies said they found no signs of suspicious activity or clowns.
Mass hysteria? Pranksters? Either way, the remake of Stephen King's IT recently got its Pennywise, so expect more evil clowns!