LITITZ, Pa. (CBS) — Red balloons were found tied to grates in one Lancaster County town as the theatrical release of “IT” nears.Mother Of Cheltenham Township Single-Car Crash Victim Speaks Out After Incident Left 1 Person Dead, 4 Others Injured: ‘It's Horrible’
The Lititz Borough Police Department said on Facebook on Tuesday that a “local prankster took it upon themselves to promote” the upcoming Stephen King movie.
“[W]e give points for creativity, however we want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified as we removed these balloons from the grates and we respectfully request they do not do that again,” police said.READ MORE: Cooling Tower Malfunction Caused Fire At Center City High-Rise, Source Says
Last week, the Pennsylvania State Police issued a bulletin warning residents about the possible return of “creepy clown” sightings due to the movie upcoming release.
“With the fall of 2017 upon us, it is anticipated that similar ‘creepy clown’ sightings could be reported starting as soon as September, in part due to the fact that the movie ‘It’ will be released in theaters on 9/8/2017,” the bulletin reads. “The movie, which is adapted from a Stephen King novel by the same name, portrays an evil demon who takes on the shape of a clown named Pennywise, ‘that stalks kids from within the sewers and killing them when they least expect it.’”Amtrak Forced To Reduce Service Along Northeast Corridor Due To COVID-Related Staffing Shortage
The movie opens this Friday.