ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – The “creepy clown” fad sweeping the nation appears to have found a new home in Colorado in the past week.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office posted a note to Facebook Wednesday afternoon saying its deputies had to investigate a report of a person dressed in a clown costume Tuesday night near the Bellview School.
The sheriff’s office had a bit of fun with the post, saying sarcastically that deputies “were not at all spooked by responding to a school that looks like a castle, surrounded by corn fields, in the dark, during the Halloween season.”
“Deputies were thankful that at the end of the shift they would be sleeping during the day, in the light,” the post continued.
The sheriff’s office never found the supposed clown, who was allegedly dressed in a green shirt and wearing a green wig.
But the clown threat wasn’t so funny earlier this week, after people in Greeley were shaken up when posts made their rounds on Facebook saying clowns were going to shoot-up Northride High School and Franklin Middle School.
A 15-year-old female student now faces criminal charges for that threat.
The FBI says it is now investigating the clown reports streaming in from across the country.