The new film version of Stephen King's IT is only a few days away, but fans in Pennsylvania are getting a little too eager for the police department's liking.
Ahead of the release of It, the new adaptation of the Stephen King thriller about a monster clown that terrorizes a ME town, you may have noticed some multiplexes floating red balloons to promote the film.
The red balloon is what Pennywise, the child-eating clown who lives in the sewers of Stephen King's novel "It" uses as a calling card.
If pranksters have their way this will be the creepiest town in America. "If you see something say something", the Lititz Borough Police Department advises.
"The creepy clown craze in September 2016 resulted in at least a dozen people arrested in Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia for either taking part in the menacing stunt or for making false reports", they stated.
Police officers in a small Pennsylvania town are evidently afraid of a certain homicidal clown.
Wearing a clown costume is not a crime, Detz reminds residents, but the person wearing the outfit should keep in mind to act responsibly. "If they are showing support for a movie that's not a problem".