CRIME
07/17/2017 08:30 am ET

Police Say Clown In Pennsylvania Tried To Entice 9-Year-Old With Money

The young girl said the clown had "red hair parted in the center.” His face and arms were painted white, and he was wearing yellow pants and a polka-dot shirt.

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Pennsylvania police say they are looking for a clown who allegedly tried to get a 9-year-old girl to follow him by offering her money.

Like a horror movie come to life, Pennsylvania police say they are looking for a “clown” who allegedly offered money to a 9-year-old girl in an effort to persuade her to follow him. 

The clown approached the girl on Thursday morning while she was riding her scooter, the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department said on Facebook.

“The victim stated that the clown was behind her,” the police report said. He then “showed her a $20 or $50 bill and motioned for her” to approach him.

The girl ran toward her grandmother’s house while “screaming.” She said the clown ran toward a nearby railroad trestle.

In the report, the police department described the suspect only as a “clown.” The Associated Press, however, identified the suspect as male

The girl described the clown as “thin, 6 feet tall, with red hair parted in the center.” She said he was wearing yellow pants and a red-and-blue polka-dot shirt, and that his face and arms were painted white.

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