Parents warned about clown luring kids into woods in South Carolina

In what seems like a follow-up to one of Stephen King’s most well-known novels, a South Carolina apartment complex is being warned about a clown that is attempting to lure children into the woods.

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Residents at a Greenville, South Carolina-area apartment complex received letters on Wednesday stating that the property management has received complaints about a clown "trying to lure children into the woods" and reminded them to not let their kids walk alone or in the woods at night, WHNS reported.

"I thought my child was seeing things," Donna Arnold, a resident, said. "And then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, 'Did you see the clown in the woods?'"

Bruce Wilson, a community activist, told WHNS that he is helping make the complex safer for children.

"We have about two to three hundred children out here," he said. "I want to make sure that law enforcement is doing the right thing."

A letter sent to residents of one neighborhood said the following: 

There has been several conversations and a lot of complaints to the office regarding a clown or a person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children in the woods. First and foremost at Fleetwood Manor Apartments children's safety is a top priority. At no time should a child be alone at night, or walking in the roads or wooded areas at night. Also if a person or persons are seen you are to immediately call the police. Greenville County Police Department is aware of the situation and have been riding the property daily. Remember there is a 10pm curfew for the property so to ensure your children's safety please keep them in the house during night hours and make sure at ALL times children are supervised. Anymore information that becomes regarding this issue will be sent out to all residents.

Thank you,

Property Manager

In a scary turn of events, this isn't the most recent terrifying clown news. Authorities in Wisconsin warned residents in Green Bay earlier this month of a clown that was walking around the town at night holding black balloons.

Read more at WHNS.

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