(WWBT) - Police and parents in one South Carolina community are taking reports of a clown allegedly attempting to lure kids into the woods very seriously.
According to CNN affiliate WHNS, mother Donna Arnold told Greenville, SC. deputies that her son and some other people in the Fleetwood Manor Apartments complex saw a clown lurking behind a basketball court.
"I thought my child was seeing things, and then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say 'did you see the clown in the woods?'"
"They finally sent people out here to check, they found some evidence," she said.
Arnold told WHNS that she was walking back home when she spotted the clown waving at her. After news of the sightings made their way around the complex, officials did not take it lightly.
WHNS sent a flier warning to residents, urging them to make sure their children are supervised and to keep them inside during nighttime hours.
Clowns might sound silly, but it's a situation parents are not finding funny. They want the clowns caught.
"That's why am over here, to make sure law enforcement is doing something because we've have about 2-300 children out here and I want to make sure that law enforcement is doing the right thing," community activist Bruce Wilson said to WHNS.
Police have increased their patrols in the area in an effort to protect the community.
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