Neighbors, police say 'creepy clown' spotted in Platte City - KCTV5

Neighbors, police say 'creepy clown' spotted in Platte City

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Police and neighbors have confirmed a suspicious clown was spotted in Platte City on Friday. (KCTV5) Police and neighbors have confirmed a suspicious clown was spotted in Platte City on Friday. (KCTV5)
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Police and neighbors have confirmed a suspicious clown was spotted in Platte City on Friday. 

The clown was spotted on Bellemondo Drive on Friday night. 

Residents at a nearby apartment said a girl was inside when she heard someone rattling the doorknob and speaking with a high-pitched voice. 

She says the clown had a green and red wig on and his eyes were blacked out with paint. 

Other neighbors KCTV5 spoke with say they saw it too. It’s all anyone here on the street is talking about.

“It’s October and most kids like to pull pranks, but they didn’t seem friendly," said Brandy Pearce, who said she saw two clowns. 

Holly Baker called police after she saw one. 

"He's jiggling the doorknob, everybody's like, so care because that's kind of creepy," Baker said. 

It's not the first report of a clown in the metro. 

On Friday, police and the Blue Springs School District were investigating a threat made by someone claiming to be a clown. Those threats were determined not to be credible.

The threats have extended to social media. 

A Kansas City woman reached out to KCTV5, saying dozens of these clown accounts have been trying to add her. 

One even threatened he, writing, “Watch when I see you… Watch when I catch you. Put you in my basement.”

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