LITITZ, Pa. (AP) – A girl says she and her friends are behind the red balloons found tied to sewer grates in a small Pennsylvania town, not a homicidal clown.
Seventeen-year-old Peyton Reiff tells PennLive.com the girls were trying to scare their friends in Lititz after seeing a trailer for the upcoming movie “It.”READ MORE: Man Shot While Driving In West Elsdon; 10-Year-Old Passenger Not Injured
A red balloon is the calling card of Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling, child-eating clown in Stephen King’s novel-turned-movie.READ MORE: Cab Driver Robbed At Gunpoint In Norwood Park
Reiff says the teens were surprised at how much attention the prank got after the local police made a playful post on Facebook, saying they were “completely terrified” to remove the balloons.
Reiff says they will meet with the department for a “funny follow up,” but says they are not being punished.MORE NEWS: With Eviction Moratorium Over, Many Chicagoans In Need Of Rental Assistance Are Still In Limbo
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