‘That was scary as heck,’ woman says after seeing clown in Fayetteville


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A 911 call reveals the moments after two women said they saw a clown standing near a Fayetteville intersection Tuesday.

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“We just saw a man dressed up in a clown outfit on the side of the road trying to stop cars,” the caller told the dispatcher.

Fayetteville is the latest city in North Carolina with reports of a clown sighting. The past week, clown sightings have been reported in Greensboro and Winston Salem.

“We saw on the news about all this stuff,” the caller said.

The woman called 911 around 10 p.m. after seeing a man in red clown mask standing at the intersection of Fillyaw Road and Applewood Lane.

“I’m scared. I want to go home,” the caller said.

She described the man as wearing a red clown mask and a paintball vest.

“That was scary as heck,” she told the dispatcher.

About half way through the five minute call, the woman turns her vehicle around to confirm the intersection.

“Is he still standing there?” she said. “If I see him out, I’m going to flip the hell out.”

Officers responded but said they found nothing suspicious.

“Definitely something out of the ordinary. We want people to report those if they see any clowns in the area,” said Officer Shawn Strepay with Fayetteville police.

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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