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Man Chases Person Wearing Clown Mask Into Woods: Police

The report out of North Carolina comes on the heels of investigations into menacing clown activity in South Carolina



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    The man was wearing a clown mask, according to police.

    Police in North Carolina say a man with a machete chased a person wearing a clown mask into the woods near an apartment complex.

    A statement from police in Greensboro, North Carolina, says officers responded to a 911 call Tuesday from an apartment complex, where a witness reported seeing a person wearing a clown mask, red curly wig, yellow spotted shirt, blue clown pants and clown shoes coming out of the woods.

    Spokeswoman Susan Danielsen said another witness wielding a machete chased the person, who disappeared into the woods. Officers searched the area, but couldn't find anyone matching the description. She says no children were involved in the incident.

    There have been unconfirmed reports of clowns trying to lure children into the woods in Winston-Salem and in Greenville, South Carolina, where NBC News reported residents were looking over their shoulders and even brandishing guns due to a report of "recent clown activity."