There’s been some funny business going on in Greenville, South Carolina, for the past couple of weeks — involving clowns — but no one is laughing. After they allegedly tried to lure local children into the woods, the manager of one Greenville apartment complex is warning residents to call police if they see a clown.
Via CBS News:
A letter from the manager to residents of Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina, claims there have been “a lot of complaints” about “a clown or a person dressed in clown clothing … trying to lure children in the woods.”
In an Aug. 21 report to Greenville County deputies, a woman said her son had seen “clowns in the woods” around 8:30 p.m. An investigating deputy then spoke with another person who said a clown was also seen near a garbage dumpster.
The person said the clown waved at her and she waved back, but the clown did not approach.
There were also claims from some children that several clowns had been seen in the woods trying to persuade them to follow them with large amounts of money.
The clown sightings are being taken very seriously and have attracted the attention of community activist Bruce Wilson of “Fighting Injustice Together.”
“One of the reasons I’m over here is to make sure we get a full understanding of what law enforcement is doing because we have about 200-300 children around here. So I want to make sure law enforcement is doing the right thing,” Wilson said.
Witnesses told police investigators that they think the “clowns” live in a nearby home. But according to the police report, a deputy “followed a trail through the woods to the home and found no evidence related to the clown sightings.”
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office filed its only incident report on August 21, but ominously, the sightings continue.