A clown appears to be trying to lure kids into the woods in South Carolina

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Clown Reportedly Spotted Trying to Lure Children Into the Woods

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A few Greenville County residents found a mysterious note on their apartment doors that has them worried about the safety of the area.

According to reports from WJW, people who lived at Fleetwood Manor Apartments received letters printed on official apartment letterhead on Wednesday that stated that property management received complaints of a clown trying to "lure children into the woods."

The note reminds residents that children should never be left alone or go walking through the woods at night.

Here is the full text of the note residents received, according to WJW:


To The Residents of Fleetwood Manor

Law enforcement is conducting daily patrols of the property due to the property, according to the letter.

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.

Thank you,

Property Manager

One of the residents who received the letter, Donna Arnold, told WJW that she called the sheriff's office to come to the apartment complex after her son and others said they saw clowns behind the basketball court.

"I thought my child was seeing things," Arnold told WJW. "And then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, 'Did you see the clown in the woods?"

Community activist Bruce Wilson told WJW that he's sure law enforcement is doing the right thing.

"We have about two to three hundred children out here," he said.

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