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Clown sighting reported in another part of Arkansas, sheriff's office says

By Brandon Riddle

This article was published September 28, 2016 at 4:01 p.m.


Another clown sighting has been reported in an Arkansas county, authorities say.

Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said Tuesday night that his office had received one unverified report involving four people traveling around as clowns on West Merriman Avenue in Wynne.

In a statement, Smith said he has zero tolerance for the reports, referring to dressing up as a clown as an act of "foolishness."

Clown sightings have been reported in different parts of the state since late August amid such reports in multiple Southern states.

"If someone wishes to dress up and conceal their identity with the intent to scare or harass our citizens, they will be arrested and transported to the sheriff's office," he said.

Since last month, unverified clown sightings have also been reported in Pine Bluff near its border with White Hall, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.

Days after the reports in White Hall, police said an internal investigation is ongoing into one of the city's school resources officers, who faces disciplinary action after posing in a clown costume for a photo that was posted online.

A call to the Cross County sheriff's office for more information was not immediately returned Wednesday afternoon.

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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ozena says... September 28, 2016 at 5:13 p.m.

The ADG is irresponsible to report this Internet crap as news.

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mrcharles says... September 28, 2016 at 5:22 p.m.

I urge all to watch Killer clowns on syfy to be prepared for the coming apocalypse of clowns to bring on the revelation of John as was predicted.

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CarpeNoctis says... September 28, 2016 at 5:24 p.m.

Totally agree ozena - clickbait

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PopulistMom says... September 28, 2016 at 6:54 p.m.

Actually, there was a huge clown siting in the Senate where 99 senators voted to open the U.S. up to international lawsuits. (We don't have enough debt already?)

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srchief100 says... September 28, 2016 at 7:21 p.m.

So it is now against the law to dress up as a clown?? Don't they realize Clown Lives Matter...!?!?

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HM2 says... September 28, 2016 at 7:21 p.m.

Boy! Those Democrat law makers are all over the place.

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JPRoland says... September 28, 2016 at 11:41 p.m.

What? So now we are just going to arrest any clown we see. I hope someone pulls over and films this on their phone.

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Southcounty says... September 29, 2016 at 6:21 a.m.

For the life of me, I don't want to dress as a clown, but if I did, I would end up in jail, Really? Could someone explain that to me....

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TravisBickle says... September 29, 2016 at 9:11 a.m.

It's going to be chaos on Halloween!

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