The latest clown to be spotted was chased back into the forest by a North Carolina man with a machete, police said Tuesday.
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Yet another clown spotted on the edge of a forest has police officials calling on people to stop it.
On Tuesday, a clown was reported at the edge of the woods in North Carolina's Greensboro, following recent reports of a clown allegedly trying to lure kids in Winston-Salem and South Carolina's Greenville.
Police said a witness called in to report seeing someone wearing a scary clown mask, red curly wig, yellow dotted shirt, blue pants and shoes leaving the woods near an apartment complex. Another man with a machete also chased the clown back into the forest, but officers were unable to find anyone matching the description.
The sighting came one day after two children in Winston-Salem told police that a clown tried to lure them into the woods with treats.
The story was similar to a report from last week in Greenville of a clown talking to children near an apartment complex.
No children were involved in the Greensboro incident.
Citing the “heightened tensions” from the recent reports, Greensboro authorities discouraged anyone from participating in any “copycat behavior,” saying it would only add to unnecessarily to public alarm and drain police resources.