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Salisbury Police Investigating Clown Sightings

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SALISBURY, Md.- The creepy clown sightings happening around the U.S. have made their way to Salisbury, according to police. 

Salisbury police reported Tuesday that during the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 25, members of the department began investigating two separate reported clown sightings.

Police said that shortly after midnight and again at 3:31 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Fairground Drive to investigate a report of a clown sighting. Officers met with the callers who stated they observed people dressed as clowns hiding in bushes and jumping out to scare people.

Police said that a further investigation revealed that the callers observed three different individuals dressed as clowns. All three were reported to be wearing clown masks with orange and blue hair. One clown was wearing a black suit and the other two clowns were wearing white suits, police said.

Officers searched the area on foot as well as in police vehicles but were not able to locate the described clowns, according to police. However, they said officers will continue frequent patrol checks of this area as well as the surrounding vicinity in an effort to locate and identify the clowns.

Police said that while dressing like a clown in of itself is not necessarily illegal, hiding in bushes or wooded areas with the intent of scaring citizens is a dangerous situation and can lead to unintended consequences. The Salisbury Police Department is asking all members of the community to refrain from such behavior.

Salisbury police said that as this national prank continues to grow, the department strongly discourages anyone copying such behavior in an effort to avoid a potentially dangerous encounter.

Anyone with information concerning the aforementioned clown sightings is asked to contact Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776 or the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165.

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