Police investigating scary clown claims

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People in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, say clowns have been harassing children at the playground (KTRK)

Police are investigating some bizarre clown sightings around Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

The clowns were apparently going around harassing kids, and they have children and parents pretty rattled.

Brianne Hawke, 12, explained to local station WNEP, "The little boy ran up that way, screaming there (were) clowns, yeah...eating something in the woods."

Brianne says they were visiting the playground when the clown began harassing them.

She said, "A clown started chasing us up here and turned around and went back to the woods. So we thought it was gone, turned around, broke a stick and threw it at us, and started calling us, cursing at us, it was scary."

The Pottsville police chief says that two men reportedly dressed as clowns were seen in the Greenwood Hill neighborhood around 7pm, yelling at children before they took off in a vehicle.

However, the chief says no violence or threats were mentioned in that report.

Clown sightings are being reported in neighboring areas as well, WNEP reports.

But parents are not amused. Michelle Kalbach said, "I don't think it's funny, it's not funny at all, you know whether or not it's joke or if it's serious but still why?"

Some people say it's all one big hoax. Others say they are worried that, even if it's just people dressed up and having some fun, that somebody could get hurt.
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