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Fears over people dressed as clowns trying to lure kids into woods

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
The terrifying clown Pennywise from Stephen King's classic 'It'
The terrifying clown Pennywise from Stephen King's classic 'It'

New reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods have prompted deputies in South Carolina to increase patrols.

Greenville County sheriff's deputies were called to an apartment complex about 20 minutes from a complex where people reported seeing clowns.

Deputies responding to the report last week said they found no evidence of anyone in the woods behind Fleetwood Manor Apartments.

A family who called from Emerald Commons apartments said a child saw a man wearing a clown mask in woods near the complex and there was a third report of someone dressed as a clown about at Shemwood Apartments.

A 12-year-old told deputies that two clowns were in the back garden area.