IT Movie Balloon Prank Terrifies Pennsylvania Town

ZoominTVOffbeatPublished: September 14, 201715 views
Published: September 14, 2017

IT seems like America love a good scare prank; maybe not so much to receive it, as to throw it. As the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s epic IT was slated to hit the big screen near you, a small town in Pennsylvania got a scare that kept them up at night for quite some time.

Merely a year after “the killer clowns” terrorized suburbia around the states, police in Lilitz, Pennsylvania, shared a couple photos to their Facebook page of red balloons that were tied to sewer grates across their small town — a signature move from Pennywise, the clown in the movie IT. And just in time for All Hallows Eve!

The cops politely requested that the prank be stopped, admitting they were "completely terrified." They were good sports about it, but it was clear they did not want this to turn into hysteria.

So who was the mastermind behind the elaborate prank, you ask? Apparently, it was just five teen girls looking to scare the crap out of their classmates. One of them, Peyton Reiff, shared a series of status updates on social media, admitting that she and her friends were the ones behind the harmless prank.

It kinda makes you think what’s scarier: a killer clown or five girls from suburbia?

While you’re here, you might wanna check out this video with 25 laboriously collected facts about Pennywise the clown.

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