Thomasville Police Receive Numerous Reports of Clown-Sightings

Posted at 8:42 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 20:42:00-04

THOMASVILLE, GA (WTXL) - Police in Georgia said they have continued to be flooded by calls reporting creepy clown-sightings as Halloween approaches.

The Thomasville Police Department wrote in a Facebook post that though they have received numerous calls about clown-sightings, they have not seen any of the alleged clowns.

Police also said that no crimes have been reported involving clowns, though they were prepared to make arrests if necessary.

"Outside of a sanctioned event or holiday, it is illegal for someone to wear any mask so as to conceal their identity. Those in violation of this law can and will be charged with a misdemeanor," said the Thomasville Police Department in a Facebook post.

They have asked that the community continue to call police when they spot people wearing clown costumes. 

Thomasville police said they don't recommend anyone try to play pranks with clown costumes as Halloween approaches. To report any clown sightings, the Thomasville Police Department has asked citizens to call (229) 226-2101.