Some residents of Greenville, South Carolina found an interesting note on their doors late last week about a VERY scary clown!
OK, all clowns are KINDA scary, but this is a legit threat.
It all started when local parent Donna Arnold and a few neighbors called the sheriff’s office after her son and others saw the clown behind the basketball court, attempting to entice kids to come into the woods.
She told reporters:
“I thought my child was seeing things. And then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, ├óΓé¼╦£Did you see the clown in the woods?”
Deputies did confirm that they were called out to the apartment complex last week to investigate when residents reported:
“[They had] seen a suspicious character, dressed in circus clown attire and white face paint, enticing kids to follow him/her into the woods.”
Officers met with one woman, who claimed to have seen multiple clowns, and alleged that they were shining green laser lights in the woods! Other children told the officers that clowns were trying “to persuade them into the woods further by displaying large amounts of money.”
The kids said they thought the clowns might live in an old house in the woods behind an apartment complex, but deputies investigated and found no signs of suspicious activity there.
But deputies have apparently received two prior calls about clowns in the area — including one about somebody firing gun shots at one of the clowns!
Late last week, residents of the Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville all received letters informing them of the situation with the clown.
The letter, shown below, came from the community’s property manager and warned residents to make sure no children went near the woods alone, or at night, and gave a 10:00 p.m. curfew as police try to figure out what’s going on!
In case you couldn’t make it out, here’s the full text of the letter:
“There has been several conversation 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 a 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 the property daily. Remember there is a 10pm curfew for the property so to ensure your children’s 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.”
This whole thing just sends chills up your spine, doesn’t it?! Terrifying!!
Let’s just hope the police get to the bottom of this!