Report: Clowns scaring kids waiting at Macon bus stop

- Bibb County deputies are investigating reports of people dressed in clown costumes chasing kids at a school bus stop in Macon.

Authorities responded to the 4700 block of Elkan Avenue just before 8 a.m. Tuesday about the incident. A group of kids told them the clowns emerged from bushes and abandoned houses near Elkan Avenue and Dapleton Drive. The suspects were reportedly armed with fake knives and flashlights, and appeared to be older kids or adults.

Some of the kids also reported that they had received Facebook friend requests from people dressed as clowns and messages saying “I will find you.”

No injuries were reported.

Deputies says they will begin patrolling the area during the morning hours while kids are waiting on school busses to arrive.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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