Police say 'creepy clowns' spotted in Florida now, too

Posted at 12:51 PM, Sep 27, 2016

According to FirstCoast News, a Palm Bay woman is the latest victim of the nationwide trend, where creepy clowns are popping up and scaring people.

Kelly Reynolds told FirstCoast News she was walking her dog one evening when she saw two clowns in a wooded area staring at her. Reynolds told investigators they were wearing Hobo clothes and strange black hats. Police said they never found the clowns.

And the Sun Sentinel reports that a Facebook user named Caden Parmalee posted a video of a clown lurking beside a dirt road in Marion County. 

"We stopped to record and then he started to move so we took off," Parmalee writes in the post. "Not trying to die today."

Police are now warning about the dangers of this creepy clown trend, citing some people's deep seeded fears of clowns and the dangerous repercussions this could have.

Apparently, these are the first clown sightings in Florida, according to authorities. But several other instances have popped up across the country on social media, causing panic and worry across several states.

"Dressing as a clown and driving, walking or standing in public can create a dangerous situation for you and others," writes the Barbourville Police Department in a Facebook post.