Police Respond to Two Creepy Clowns Near Utica College
Enough already! The 'creepy clown' craze is getting out of hand. Two more were spotted on near Utica College and police were even called in.
Utica Police Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Bryan Coramato says they searched the Pixley park area but no one was found. There were reports of one with an aluminum bat and another carrying a machete.
Since news of clowns luring kids into the woods in North and South Carolina went viral, clown sightings have been reported all over central and upstate New York. Most cases are just kids trying to be funny. But no one will be laughing if one of the prankster clowns gets hurt.
Coramato says if anyone sees something suspicious they should call their local police department and let them handle it. It's always better to be safe than sorry. He also is concerned for the safety of pranksters dressing as clowns for a laugh. "You don't know who you're scaring and they need to take that into consideration to avoid being hurt."
As for reports of clowns in Rome; they are NOT true.