LAKE COUNTY, Ohio– The Lake County Sheriff’s Office addressed “sinister clown” sightings and the rumors that surround them.
The sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page that reports and rumors are growing all across the country and are creating alarm for children who hear about them.
“Unfortunately there are people who seem to think this new social media trend is funny, and now are dressing up as scary clowns as some type of prank…
…Whether dressing up as a “scary clown” as a prank, spreading such rumors using social media, or in any manner trying to scare people young or old can be viewed as inducing panic or fear, can be viewed as unlawful, and carries serious repercussions.”
Video here: Funny Scare Pranks 2017