IT fever is sweeping the country. With the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's gargantuan horror novel arriving in theaters this weekend, there's never been a worse time to be a non-scary clown -- or a totally normal red balloon. Luckily, when it comes to creepy floating objects, the police force in Lilitz, Pennsylvania is on the case.
According to a post on the Lititz Borough Police Department's Facebook page (via LancasterOnline), a prankster decided to serve as a marketing street team for the heavily hyped movie, and tied a series of red balloons to sewer grates throughout the small town, mimicking an image in the trailer and a scene from the book. At least that's what the police are saying. Pennywise, the clown from King's novel, could not be reached for comment.