Locals react to creepy clown phenomenon

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – With Halloween only a couple weeks away, parents and local residents are a bit concerned with the infamous clown phenomenon happening nationwide and many are hoping this all ends soon before the situation gets really out of hand.

Creepy clowns…they’ve been taunting people all around the country for the past few months and back here in the capital city, people just want it to stop.

“I think it’s just all of our responsibility to be very hyper vigilant and keep our eyes open and report what we can to police,” said Mom of two Errin Skinner Liell of Lansing.

“I think that if someone is dressed in a clown outfit, obviously it’s just a form of terrorism because you’re terrorizing the public,” East Lansing resident Ray Piro stated.

There’s 24 days until the costume-filled holiday begins and the clock is ticking for people to buy their Halloween costumes. But, with clown incidents happening around the world and even locally, should people be on the lookout?

“I wouldn’t be frightened just because there is a human behind the mask and obviously they have their own limitations,” said Piro.

But in Madison Kohler’s opinion, things could take a dangerous turn.

“I think people are going to get hurt like definitely I mean everyone’s going to, well there’s going to be a large portion of people I feel like dressing up as this whole clown thing and taking it to another level,” Kohler stated.

Captain Doug Monette of the MSU police department says there hasn’t been any harmful situations in Mid-Michigan and police would like to keep it that way.

“It is important to know that when you call us, we will investigate these matters very thoroughly to make sure that the community is safe,” Monette stated.

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