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Old 08-31-2016, 09:27 AM
davidm davidm is offline
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Clowns in woods try to lure children with money, residents say

This is weird. It's probably some kind of mass hysteria, but it may lead to some innocent person or persons being shot.
Residents of a Greenville County apartment complex say clowns have tried to lure their children into the woods with large amounts of money, and deputies have released the report Monday in connection to the claims.
The deputy said other children told him that several clowns appeared in the woods and tried entice them into the woods by showing them large amounts of cash. The children said they think the clowns live in a house near a pond at the end of a trail in the woods.

The deputy walked the trail to a house near a pond in the woods behind the apartment. The deputy said there were no signs of suspicious activity and found no one dressed as a clown.

The deputy said he investigated a report of gunfire the night before, and learned that men from the apartment complex, who were aware of the complaints about clowns, fired weapons in the direction of the wooded area after they heard noises.
At least one adult reported seeing a clown. She said that a large clown with a blinking nose waved at her when she was walking home at 2:30 in the morning.

I find the reports of guns being fired at noises in the woods scarier than any supposed clowns.