Sheriff Vows to Arrest Creepy Clowns

By Arden Dier, Newser Staff

September 2, 2016


(NEWSER) – More sightings of people dressed in clown makeup and wigs have led police in Greenville, SC, to warn that anyone doing so will be arrested.

"It's illegal. It's dangerous. It's inappropriate, and it's creating community concern so it needs to stop," says Police Chief Ken Miller, per the Greenville News. He cites a state law that bans residents over 16 from wearing a mask or anything else that masks their identity in public, unless for means of employment. Police say calls about clowns around Greenville have continued this week after children initially claimed clowns were trying to lure them into the woods.

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