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.
"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," the police department wrote in its cheeky Facebook post. "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."
Take a look at the photo that accompanied the post below: