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They're moving west! Creepy clowns spotted in Jefferson County

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    Rolla Police Department sets record straight about creepy clown sightings

    Friday, September 30 2016 6:32 AM EDT2016-09-30 10:32:52 GMT
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    ROLLA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Rolla, Missouri Police Department wants to set the record straight about reports of creepy clowns in the area. The department took to their Facebook page Thursday to let residents know there are no clowns stalking the neighborhood. While the department was investigating the reported sightings, they found people who said they didn’t actually see a creepy clown, but heard they were real. In the post, there is also mention of one person who ...More >
    ROLLA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Rolla, Missouri Police Department wants to set the record straight about reports of creepy clowns in the area. The department took to their Facebook page Thursday to let residents know there are no clowns stalking the neighborhood. While the department was investigating the reported sightings, they found people who said they didn’t actually see a creepy clown, but heard they were real. In the post, there is also mention of one person who ...More >

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) --Days after a string of reports of scary clown sightings in the Metro East, similar reports have popped up in Jefferson County. The two claims that surfaced have not been confirmed by police.
 
Pevely Police Chief Ron Weeks told News 4 an anonymous caller reported there was a clown with a knife at the Pevely Pointe Apartments. Chief Weeks said an officer was dispatched to check out the claim, but didn’t find anyone dressed as a clown.
 
There was also a claim on social media that a clown was sighted on Tin House Road, southwest of Hillsboro. News 4 contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department which said they have no record of anyone notifying them of a clown sighting in that area.
 
In the Metro East, Granite City police confirm they’ve received up to 10 calls about people dressed as clowns and Wood River police have received two similar calls. However, officers have not been able to verify the claims.
 
Since late August there have been reports of sinister looking clowns in five other states, which apparently began with reports of clowns trying to lure children into the woods in
Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville officers searched the area but never found any clowns.

According to a report by NPR nine people in clown costumes were arrested in Alabama and one in Kentucky.

There’s speculation the clown sightings are part of a viral campaign to promote an upcoming horror movie, but that’s unconfirmed. 
 
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