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Children say person dressed as clown tried to lure them into Winston-Salem woods

Posted September 5, 2016

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— Two children told investigators that a person dressed as a clown tried to lure them into the woods by offering them treats Sunday evening, according to the Winson-Salem Police Department.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of E. 29th Street at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday to conduct a security check. During the investigation, officers learned that the person dressed as a clown had been seen by two children and heard, but not seen, by one adult. The subject ran from the scene when officers arrived.

A second sighting was reported at about 12:20 a.m. Monday morning in the 1600 block of Hope Lake, but again, attempts to find the person were unsuccessful.

The person was described as wearing a clown costume with white overalls, white gloves, red shoes with red bushy hair, a white face and a red nose.

The reports in Winston-Salem come about a week after multiple people reported seeing a person dressed as a clown attempting to lure into the woods in South Carolina.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-717-2800.


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  • K Hope Capps Sep 7, 11:00 a.m.
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    How is this political? This is creepy and scary.

  • Bobby Lee Jimmy Billy Sep 5, 2:33 p.m.
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    I'm sure you will take a pass when it's time for you to receive Social Secuity which now is considered an entitlement.

  • Jim Williams Sep 5, 11:59 a.m.
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    This sort of reminds me of the Washington establishment, come with me children (voters), I'll give you some treats, (entitlements). What could possibly go wrong!

  • Kris Dawn Sep 5, 11:52 a.m.
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    And here go the copycats from the SC incidents....

    How creepy is this...