TOWN On Alert: Clown Tries To Lure Kids Into Woods


When kids at the Fleetwood Manor Apartments all started asking, “Did you see the clown in the woods,” parents raised the alarm and notified authorities.

Police say the kids in Greenville County, South Carolina are not seeing things, and the hunt is on for the clown who has been waving at the kids as they play basketball, trying to lure them into the woods.

“I thought my child was seeing things,” said Donna Arnold.  Then, the next day, “I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, ‘Did you see the clown in the woods?’”

Wednesday, a notice was posted on all apartment doors, warning residents about the clown, reminding people to make sure their kids respect the 10pm curfew and never allow them to walk alone in the roads or wooded area at night.


To The Residents of Fleetwood Manor

There has been several conversation and a lot of complaints to the office regarding a clown or a person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children in the woods. First and foremost at Fleetwood Manor Apartments childrens safety is a top priority. At no time should a child be alone at night, or walking in the roads or wooded areas at night. Also if a person or persons are seen you are to immediately call the police. Greenville County Police Department is aware of the situation and have been riding [sic] the property daily. Remember there is a 10pm curfew for the property so to ensure your childrens safety please keep them in the house during night hours and make sure at ALL times children are supervised. Anymore information that becomes regarding this issue will be sent out to all residents.

Thank you,

Property Manager

Bruce Wilson, a community activist, said he is getting involved as well, “to make sure law enforcement is doing the right thing.”    He says there are about 200 or 300 children in the area.

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