WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, a man dressed as a clown tried to lure two kids into a wooded area Sunday night.
Winston-Salem Police say there was a second report of a subject in a clown costume in the 1600 block of Hope Lane. This sighting occurred around 12:20 a.m. That's about four hours after the original call. Officers tried to locate the person but were unsuccessful.
Monday, police continued their investigation, patrolling the area where the report came.
According to the two kids, the man had on white overalls, white gloves, red shoes with red bushy hair, a white face, and a red nose. They told police he offered them treats if they would come into the woods. Police say an adult heard, but did not see the man.
Witnesses say the man ran away from the area when officers arrived.
Police say they're aware of similar incidents in South Carolina and will increase patrols in the area around 29th Street.
If you have any information, call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.
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