Clown sighting reported in Fayetteville, police say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Fayetteville is the latest city in North Carolina with reports of a clown sighting.

Fayetteville police said around 10 p.m. Tuesday, a call came in for a sighting of a clown near the wood line at Fillyaw Road and Applewood Lane.

Officers responded but said they found nothing suspicious.

An anonymous call made the report and when law enforcement got on scene, they say they could not contact the caller.

“Definitely something out of the ordinary. We want people to report those if they see any clowns in the area. At this point in time, it is unconfirmed. We can’t say there was or wasn’t a clown but we will check up on any reports,” said Officer Shawn Strepay with Fayetteville police.

However, some people who live right at the intersection have no doubts about it.

“I think there really is someone out here dressed. I think someone watched too many clown shows, you know, American horror stories or something and they are trying to impersonate or do the same thing,” said Chris Brinkley who lives at an apartment complex right at the intersection where the sighting came from.

Other people aren’t as sure.

“I haven’t seen any sightings of a clown,” said Corrisa Corbitt.

Corbitt lives right across the street from where the sighting happened.

She says her 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter play outside all the time, she says regardless of clowns when she heard about the story…she told her kids to be careful.

“Anything could happen it could be a hoax it could be true but I still take safety precautions as usually”

A sighting was also reported in Winston Salem where reports say a man dressed as a clown tried to lure children into the woods with treats on Sunday night.

And in Greensboro a man with a machete chased a person wearing a clown mask into the woods near an apartment complex on Tuesday.

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