Is it Pennywise? Pa. town sees red balloons floating above sewer grates

Lucy Bush
September 7, 2017

The Lititz Borough Police Department told CBS News that more than 20 balloons have been recovered around town.

Of course, this is all just a prank by a local citizen, but it is quite a good one and provided some fun from the police department.

Turns out little kids aren't the only ones scared of red balloons floating above sewer grates.

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A dispatcher who answered the phone Wednesday said police are not conducting an investigation since they are aware that the balloons are likely inspired by the movie "It" which opens this week in theaters.

"If you're not sure what we're talking about, search "It" and watch the preview, but we suggest watching the preview with a friend or coworker with all the lights on and the sound down low".

While they wait for the movie to hit theaters, the police department has been dispatching officers to deal with the balloons and "want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified as we removed [the] balloons".

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A red balloon is the calling card of Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling, child-eating clown in Stephen King's horror novel "It".

Last week, Pennsylvania State Police issued a warning that "creepy clown" sightings could be on the rise due to the movie's release.

"They should respect others boundaries".

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