NC Cops: Those Clown Sightings Were Fake

By Arden Dier, Newser Staff

September 13, 2016


(NEWSER) – Those afraid of clowns can sleep a little easier in North Carolina, where authorities say at least two reports of suspicious clown sightings in Winston-Salem were fabricated. 

Residents first reported that a clown was trying to lure kids into woods with treats on Sept. 4. However, police say surveillance footage from the area showed no clown. Police also received a call about a clown knocking on a man's window around 3am Friday, per the Greensboro News. David Armstrong, 24—who initially said he'd chased the clown—later admitted to inventing the story, police say. He's charged with filing a false police report.

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