Person dressed as clown holding balloons lures children into forest.
Local residents are being warned about an individual dressed as a clown who may be preying on children. Numerous reports in Stuart, Florida at various playgrounds have caught the interest of local law enforcement who have begun an active investigation. CCTV footage of the clown has went viral when the balloon holding clown stood in the same spot for “over 45 minutes.”
Children have chased the clown into the woods. “My daughter said the clown was laughing waving her further into the woods saying ‘you can’t get me!'” Laura Vanover reported, “She kept calling him Mr. Tickles but I don’t know if he talked to her.
Law enforcement will be visiting local sex offenders and checking for clown paraphernalia. “We are taking this very seriously,” says Officer Jeffery Conor, “if anyone sees someone dressed as a clown, call local authorities immediately.
Parents feel that this is a safe town to let their kids play without supervision which may not be the case until the clown suspect is caught. Until then, best to keep children indoors.