GREENVILLE, S.C. – Deputies in South Carolina investigated after children reported someone dressed as a circus clown tried luring them into the woods. The children said the incident occurred near an apartment complex in Greenville County.
The report was filed on Aug. 21 at Fleetwood Manor Apartments. A woman said she was standing in front of her apartment on Aug. 21 around 8:30 p.m. She told a deputy her son told her he had seen “clowns in the woods” according to the report.
Another person reported seeing someone dressed as a clown near a garbage dumpster. The resident said that person waved at her and she waved back.
Children also said several clowns had been seen in the woods trying to persuade them to follow them with large amounts of money. They also claimed the “clowns” lived in a home near the property.
The deputy says he investigated the trail in the woods and saw nothing suspicious at a home near a pond behind the complex.
This is a copy of a letter that Fleetwood Manor Apartments sent to residents of the complex: