LUMBERTON - A Lumberton woman says she was attacked by man in a clown mask early Tuesday morning outside her home.
The woman, Kelli, who asked to be identified by her first name only, tells 12News that the attack happened on Raider Lane in Lumberton.
She told 12News' Troy Kless that she suffered pulled or torn ligaments and had to have gravel dug out of her arm.
The woman made a Facebook post about an hour before the attack that some could deem prophetic when she shared a friend's post about being ready for any clowns with weapons.
She told 12News when asked about the post that it was merely a coincidence.
Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins tells 12News that his officers responded to the woman's home at about 1 a.m. Tuesday and filed a report.
Sullins said the 39 year-old woman received minor injuries after she reported she was attacked by a man in a mask.
12News contacted Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain who said his office had received reports of clowns in the county but his deputies had not found any and had no reports of clown attacks.
12News will update this story as more information is received.
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