Monday, August 29, 2016

Residents concerned about clown apparently attempting to lure children into the woods

A note some residents of Greenville County, South Carolina, found on their apartment doors has them concerned for the safety of their neighbourhood. Residents at Fleetwood Manor Apartments reportedly received letters on Wednesday stating the property management has received complaints of a person dressed as a clown trying to “lure children into the woods.”

The letter, which appears to be printed on Fleetwood Manor Apartments letterhead, reminds the public children should never be alone or walking through the woods at night. The property management in the letter indicates Greenville County law enforcement is conducting daily patrols of the property due to the reports.

Donna Arnold, one of the people residing at the complex who received the letter, said she called the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to come out to Fleetwood Manor after her son and others reported seeing clowns behind the basketball court. “I thought my child was seeing things,” Arnold 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?” Community activist Bruce Wilson said he is getting involved at the apartments to make sure children are safe, even if the sightings turn out to be harmless. “We have about two to three hundred children out here,” Wilson said. “I want to make sure that law enforcement is doing the right thing.”

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