Remember this time last year when everyone was panicking about clown pranks?

Get ready for some déjà vu.

In 2016, everyone was talking about clowns all over the country pranking people, scaring folks, and even threatening violence. It even affected students at Pocatello High School. With the release of the new 'It' film this weekend, we may be in for round two of the clown epidemic.

Authorities in Pennsylvania have reported pranksters are tying red helium balloons to sewer grates as an ode to Stephen King's horror masterpiece. If you've never seen the film, the titular character lures innocent children into the sewers using balloons. It's as creepy as it sounds. Local police in Pennsylvania released a statement regarding the prank via their Facebook page:

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.

While it all sounds fun and good and innocent, I think we can all agree that this won't end well if even one kid "takes the bait" so to speak and gets hurt. Let's not have a remake of 2016 guys.


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