Viral Stunt or Genuinely Creepy? Scary Clown Strolls

With black balloons, no less, in Green Bay
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2016 11:14 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Coulrophobes might want to steer clear of Wisconsin for a while. Some creeped-out people in Green Bay have been calling police about a clown wandering around with a bouquet of black balloons, reports USA Today. The clown was spotted at 2am Monday, though it's unclear whether he's surfaced since. Police tell NBC 26 there's nothing they can do since the clown doesn't appear to be doing anything illegal. Of course, a Facebook fan page has since sprung up, and Chicagoist rounds up some theories: viral marketing stunt, actor in a horror movie, or some kind of self-promotion, given that "the page launched a half hour after the first photo was supposedly taken." (Read more clown stories.)

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