Residents of Fleetwood Manor Apartments received a letter warning them of a clown trying to lure children into the woods.
Multiple children have claimed to see the clown.
Greenville County law enforcement have been doing daily patrols of the area.
In 2014 an outbreak of “evil clowns” occurred in Bakersfield, California.
The outbreak of evil clowns quickly spread across the nation.
It is like something out of Stephen King’s ‘It.’ A clown is reportedly trying to lure kids into the woods in South Carolina.
On Wednesday, residents of Fleetwood Manor Apartments on Fleetwood Drive received concerning letters warning of the strange clown situation.
Property management claim to have “multiple complaints.”
Property management for the apartments claimed to have received “multiple complaints” about someone dressed as a clown attempting to “lure children into the woods.”
The letter gives basic suggests to not allow your children to walk unattended at night. It also says Greenville County law enforcement have been conducting daily patrols of the property due to the reports of the clown.
Text of the letter to Fleetwood Manor residents.
To The Residents of Fleetwood Manor
There has [sic] been several conversation [sic] 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 [sic] 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 [sic] 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.
FOX8 spoke to Donna Arnold, who called the Greenville County Sherrif’s Office after receiving complaints about the clown from children in the apartments.
At first, Arnold’s child tried to tell her about the clown, which she was not sure was true. Arnold claims the next day a large group of children claimed to have seen the clown trying to lure children into the woods.
In 2014, Bakersfield, California was ground zero for evil clowns.
Oddly enough, this is not the first time that creepy clowns have spooked a community. In 2014, Bakersfield, California, became ground zero for spotting evil clowns.
Residents believed it to be the work of several people, due to props and outfits constantly changing. At one point, police did receive a call that there was a clown with a gun. Police responded, but were not able to find a clown in the area.
In all, police say they do not believe that the clowns are involved in any criminal behavior. They are just really creepy.
Evil clowns were soon spotted around the nation.
In the days following the evil clown outbreak in Bakersfield, reports began coming in from around the nation.
Sgt. Tom Weger of the Fishers Police Department in Indiana believed they were dealing with a copycat of the Bakersfield clowns. Weger believed it was just one person dressing in a creepy clown costume and freaking people out, but like Bakersfield, the clown was not breaking any laws.
Albuquerque, New Mexico residents, were spooked after an evil clown was caught on camera outside of a restaurant. The picture of the clown made it to social media, adding to the residents fear. The clown, who called himself ‘Tickles,’ later reached out to a local media station to explain that he meant no harm.
Security camera shows creepy video of two clowns in Florida.
In Jacksonville, Florida evil clowns were caught on two different security cameras. In one of the videos, a larger clown walks onto a resident’s porch. He then picks up a pumpkin and rips it to shreds while staring at their security camera.
In the other video, a different clown enters through a resident’s gate. He then walks up to the porch, where he stands at the bottom of the steps before leaving.
The trend that earned the name “clowning” has irritated those in the clown community. They claim that these evil clowns are bringing a bad name to all the hard working real clowns, who want to give a happy image of clowns. Not an evil image.