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Prankster leaving 'It' movie red balloons on sewer grates

Prankster leaving 'It' movie red balloons on sewer grates
Posted at 10:06 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 14:13:16-04

LITITZ, Pennsylvania — Someone is leaving red balloons tied to sewer grates in a Pennsylvania town, a move similar to that of a clown in the movie "It."

"It" will be released in theaters this Friday. A red ballon is the signature of Pennywise, a sewer-dwelling, child-eating clown in the horror novel "It" by Stephen King, on which the film is based.

Lititz police posted photos of a balloon tied to a sewer grate there and in a playful Facebook post said they were "terrified" and "respectfully request they not do that again."

No one has come forward to take credit or say whether this is a publicity stunt for the film.

The police did say they admired the creativity of the prankster.

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