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I've made it pretty clear in my coverage of Stephen King's, It, over these past few months that I'm not afraid of clowns per say, but I'm 100%, without-a-freakin'-doubt, TERRIFIED of the new Pennywise. His receding hairline, the beady eyes, the pale skin — woof, he could be related to my ex. That being said, I have zero desire to see the film and frankly, I fear for those that do. Who needs that kind of terror in their life? I mean, just watch the news and cry like the rest of us, will ya please?
Well, it seems some sick and twisted folks don't exactly share in that sentiment, as they are completely making a mockery of fear with these It inspired pranks. Pranks are supposed to be funny! This isn't funny, it's just plain cruel! As per to Romper—
"On Tuesday, the Lititz Police Department shared the news on its Facebook page that red balloons (at least 20, according to USA Today), were tied to sewer grates in the area... and the police were 'terrified' when they had to release them."
I'm usually not one to sympathize with cops — nothing personal, I just don't like men in uniform (except for fire fighters, professional athletes, and mail carriers). The fact that people who deal with actual crime feel unsafe because of these jacked-up pranks, well, that's not cool! Go ahead and take a look! Remember — nobody is afraid of red balloons, it's what might be lurking beneath them! *Cue scary music*
The Lititz Police Department shared an official statement and not going to lie, I could sense the fear, confusion, anger, and er, slight amusement —
"A certain movie is coming to theaters in two days, and a local prankster took it upon themselves to promote the movie...............we give points for creativity, however we want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified as we removed these balloons from the grates and we respectfully request they do not do that again. If you're not sure what we're talking about, search It and watch the preview, but we suggest watching the preview with a friend or coworker with all the lights on and the sound down low. 'You'll float too.'"
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