'It' Balloon Pranks Are Freaking People Out

By Dave Basner

September 7, 2017

Stephen King's It, the movie that will make you scared of clowns, hits theaters this week and pranksters have found a way to make people even more creeped out. 

One police department in Pennsylvania posted a photo of a red balloon someone tied to a sewer grate in a scene that looks like it's straight out of the film. 

The cops captioned their post, "We give points for creativity, however we want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified as we removed these balloons from the grates and we respectfully request they do not do that again."   

A certain movie is coming to theaters in two days, and a local prankster took it upon themselves to promote the...

Posted by Lititz Borough Police Department on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

It turns out it was five creative teenage girls having a little fun:

Story time: On the last night of summer my friends and I were driving at night when I spotted a dim lit sewer drain and...

Posted by Peyton Reiff on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

And the town of Lititz should be happy it was just balloons since it could have been worse - some towns have been terrorized by actual clowns:

If you want to have some clown nightmares, check out It in theaters on Friday.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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