New clown sighting in South Carolina

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GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville Police received a call from a concerned parent Wednesday afternoon about another clown sighting.

The caller said their daughter was walking home from Hughes Academy when she saw a clown in the woods.

They said it happened between Pleasant Valley and Hughes Middle School. Police said they searched the area and didn’t find anything. They say they are stepping up patrols.

This is the fourth sighting.

FLEETWOOD MANOR APARTMENTS

The first incident happened on Sunday, August 21st, and involved kids seeing clowns in the woods bordering the Fleetwood Manor apartment complex.

The complainant stated that the clowns were holding green lasers and cash in their hands, in an attempt to lure the children into the woods.

Deputies responded to the area but were not able to substantiate the claims through evidence or video surveillance.

EMERALD COMMONS

The Sheriff’s Office received another call from a girl on Monday, August 29, about a clown sighting near Emerald Commons on White Horse Road.

The girl stated that she saw a man taking pictures of kids, and shortly after, saw a man dressed as a clown and coming out of the woods.

She said the man taking pictures of kids was riding a blue bike, and the other man was wearing a black jacket and a clown mask.

Again, deputies were unable to find any evidence to validate the claim.

Both incidents are being investigated, and the Sheriff’s Office has increased patrols in the area to ensure the safety of the public.

SHEMWOOD CROSSING

Greenville City Dispatch responded to another report of a clown sighting at Shemwood Crossing on Shemwood Lane Tuesday night.

A resident at the apartment complex confronted the clown, and the clown reportedly left in a car, according to the Greenville Police Department.

Our crew on the scene talked to a couple of residents who said they ran after the clowns after kids told them clowns were by the playground.

They say they saw the clowns drive away in a dark-colored car.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police plan to increase patrols in this area as well.

 

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