Police: 2 arrested for false reports of clowns luring kids

A file image of a clown.
A file image of a clown.

HOGANSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in west Georgia say they’ve charged two people with making false police reports after they say the pair called 911 to report that people dressed as clowns were trying to lure children into a white van.

Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff says 26-year-old Brandon Moody of LaGrange, Georgia, and 27-year-old Rebecca Moody of Valley, Alabama, made separate 911 calls Wednesday.

Woodruff tells The LaGrange Daily News deputies responded, found two people in a white van who had run out of gas, and found no clown masks or costumes. Woodruff says the 911 callers acknowledged the report was a hoax.

About 10 miles away in LaGrange, police have been investigating after someone started a Facebook page threatening to dress like a clown and drive a white van to local schools and abduct children.

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Information from: LaGrange Daily News

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