Midstate police look into clowns yelling at children

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 22, 2016 7:18 AM

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(Pottsville) -- Police in Schuylkill County say they're investigating after two clowns -one dressed in orange, the other in black -- were seen yelling at children.

The clowns had fled Monday evening before police could arrive at the scene in Pottsville.

A 12-year-old says a clown chased her and her friends before going into a wooded area.

She says the clown then broke a stick, threw it at them and began yelling obscenities.

Police say the clowns weren't wearing masks, didn't have weapons and didn't try to hurt the children.

They could still face harassment and disorderly conduct charges.

State police in Huntingdon say they're also investigating suspicious clown reports.

Clown sightings have been reported in several other states as well.

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