Police say they were ‘terrified’ of red balloons tied to sewers

LITITZ, Pa. —  The new movie, “It,” will be in theaters this week and it’s already freaking out some people out.

The movie, based on Stephen King’s novel, features a child-murdering clown named, Pennywise. He is known for luring his young victims with a floating red balloon.

That image has been showing up in real life in a small town in Pennsylvania and it has police officers “terrified.”

The Lititz Police Department posted photos of red balloons that someone tied to sewer grates.

The post said they give the prankster props for creativity but jokingly said they were scared as they removed the evidence.

A later post showed a police officer investigating the balloon with a magnifying glass. The police department said they turned the case over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

That iconic red balloon made an appearance at Stephen King’s house and a youngster was dressed as the evil clown himself.