Creepy Clowns Now Menacing Children in Georgia as Sightings Expand
Yet another report has emerged of roving clowns freaking out children, this time in Georgia.
Bibb County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call early Tuesday morning of multiple people dressed up as clowns, chasing kids at a school bus stop.
The terrified children said the clowns wore full makeup and carried fake knives, along with what were described as flashlights or laser pointer-type devices.
It was also reported that some of the kids have been getting friend requests on Facebook from people dressed as clowns and messages saying "I will find you."
Aisha Thompson told WGXA three of her children encountered three clowns while on their way to the school bus stop.
"They're still shaken up. My oldest daughter, she's the big sister of all four of them, she's shaking in her jacket. When I was hugging her she was shaking," Thompson said.
Her youngest son, Marlon, was even brought to tears.
"I was very scared, I started crying," he told WGXA.
This is the first report of its kind in the area, but the kids cops spoke to on Tuesday said this has been going on for the past few days in an area of Bloomfield, Georgia.
However, the last few weeks have seen a bizarre string of reports of incidents eerily similar to what Thompson's family described in Macon.
Just a day earlier, police in LaGrange, Georgia, reported receiving calls about "clowns in a van and in wooded areas trying to talk to children.
"This behavior is not cute or funny. Understand that if officers see this behavior, you’re going to have a conversation with them. And, if applicable, you may face criminal charges," local cops wrote in a Twitter post.
The situation in LaGrange has come two weeks after a South Carolina neighborhood made national headlines following reports from area kids of a group of menacing clowns that attempted to lure them into the woods near an apartment complex by waving large amounts of cash.
The incidents drew enough attention and caused so much public fear that Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller held a press conference on the matter, in which he warned that his officers will arrest and charge anyone dressed up as a clown.
"It's illegal. It's dangerous. It's inappropriate, and it's creating community concern so it needs to stop," Miller said.