Check your local sewers and storm drains. Pennywise could be coming to a small town near you.
Deep in a small Pennsylvania borough, a feeling of amusement and fear washed over the residents. Somehow, an unknown person tied red balloons to a bunch of sewer gates. This was done overnight so the residents of Lititz would wake up to a chilling surprise.
This is an obvious reference to the upcoming film and Stephen King novel, IT. The movie is about a shapeshifter that takes the form of a killer clown named Pennywise. Pennywise tortures and terrorizes the children of small town Derry, Maine. His signature red balloon is an indicator of his terrifying presence.
While we would all breathe a little easier at the thought of Pennywise only being a fictional character, how in the heck did someone tie all of those balloons overnight and not a single person noticed? Sgt. Stephen Detz commented that there were “definitely above 20” balloons that needed to be taken down.
With no suspect in sight, the officers at Lititz Borough Police Department took to their Facebook page to discuss the incident. Their post, mixed with light humor and concern, was as follows:
“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”
A few locals commented on the post. One local resident had an “aha” moment as they only got the reference after seeing the post. “I was wondering what those balloons were for! I had no idea!” the resident said.
What do you guys think of this story? Do you believe it was an innocent prank or did the prankster go to far? Anyone out there believe its the work of Pennywise himself? Sound off in the comments below.