Another child reports clowns in woods in South Carolina

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Deputies in South Carolina have increased patrols after getting new reports after children last week said someone dressed as a clown tried to lure  into the woods.

News outlets report that Greenville County sheriff’s deputies were called around 8:20 p.m. Monday to an apartment complex about 20 minutes from a development where people reporting seeing clowns last week.

Deputies responding to the report last week said they found no evidence of anyone in the woods behind Fleetwood Manor Apartments. In that incident, on Aug. 21, children reported seeing a clown who tried to lure them into the woods with large amounts of cash.

A family who called Monday night from Emerald Commons apartments said a child saw a man wearing a clown mask in woods near the complex.

Deputies said there was a third report of someone dressed as a clown about 10 p.m. at Shemwood Apartments.

A 12-year-old told deputies that two clowns were in the backyard area.