Pennsylvania police discover 'It'-inspired balloons tied to sewer grates

Sep 07, 2017, 02:00
Pennsylvania police discover 'It'-inspired balloons tied to sewer grates

The remake of a classic Stephen King horror tale about a homicidal clown is the apparent inspiration for red balloons being placed around the city of Girard.

The Pennsylvania town of Lititz, just north of Lancaster, is having some fun with the imminent release of It.

The Lititz Police Department posted a few photos on Facebook, and to be fair we'd have been getting the heebie jeebies too.

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Previous year around the Halloween season, police departments in the Valley and the rest of the country investigated reports from people frightened by people dressed as clowns.

The police force took to their official Facebook page on Tuesday to let the "local prankster" know that they aren't taking his actions lightly.

Pennsylvania State Police warned last week the upcoming release of "It" could lead to creepy clowns rearing their made-up, red-nosed faces once again.

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The terrifying-looking big screen adaptation of It hits theaters on Friday, September 8, and terror is in the air - specifically in the helium.

King's 1986 novel, previously made into a miniseries in 1990, centers around an evil being who most often takes the form of sadistic clown named Pennywise.

'If you're not sure what we're talking about, search "It" and watch the preview, but we suggest watching the preview with a friend or co-worker with all the lights on and the sound down low'. Not only are they leaving the balloons for others to find, but they're leaving small messages to help build up the fear.

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