Lititz, PA – Police officers in a small town in Lancaster County are evidently afraid of a certain homicidal clown.

The Lititz police department posted photos Tuesday of red balloons that a prankster had tied to a pair of sewer grates. A red balloon is the calling card of Pennywise, the child-eating clown in Stephen King’s horror novel “It.”

The hotly anticipated movie version opens in theaters Friday.

In a playful Facebook post, police wrote they were “completely terrified” while removing the balloons.

Litiz Police It Post pranks

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