A clown has been reportedly spotted in Greenville, South Carolina, trying to lure children into the woods.
According to ABC13, the city’s Fleetwood Manor Apartments sent out a letter warning parents. It said that children should not be alone or walking in the woods at night.
Daily patrols of the property are being carried out by law enforcement because of the clown reports, the ABC13 report said, adding that there might be more than one person dressed as a clown.
One of the recipients of the letter, Donna Arnold, told the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to come out to Fleetwood Manor after her son and others claimed to have seen a clown or clowns behind the basketball court.
“I thought my child was seeing things,” Arnold told ABC13. “And then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, ‘Did you see the clown in the woods?'”
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Bruce Wilson, a local, told WHNS: “We have about two to three hundred children out here. I want to make sure that law enforcement is doing the right thing.”
The letter reads that there have been “a lot of complaints to the office” about a “clown or a person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children in the woods,” according to the broadcaster.
It added there’s a 10 p.m. curfew around the property.