8 clown sightings reported in High Point in recent weeks

High Point police car (WGHP file photo)

High Point police car (WGHP file photo)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point appears to have taken the lead in the number of recent Piedmont Triad clown sightings.

Since Aug. 20, the High Point Police Department has investigated eight reports of suspicious activity involving people dressed as clowns, according to a news release from High Point police Capt. Mike Kirk.

Kirk said some of the reports include information that children were approached or chased by the clowns.

The descriptions of the suspicious persons are limited and vary from call to call, Kirk said. Some callers refused to give their names and others were reporting third-party information.

In all but one of the reports, officers were unable to locate any subjects matching the descriptions.

No criminal activity has been discovered while investigating any of these calls, Kirk said.

In the call in which the reported subject was located, officers found that the subject was an employee of a promotional entertainment company wearing a company costume. The subject was pumping gas into a vehicle at a gas station.

The following are the reports High Point police have received:

8/20/2016 – 7:14 p.m. – 3231 N. Centennial St.

8/25/2016 – 8:24 p.m. – 1039 Oakview Road

9/5/2016 – 9:53 p.m. – 1609 Franklin Ave.

9/6/2016 – 8:00 a.m. – Zelma Avenue and Beaucrest Avenue

9/7/2016 – 1216 a.m. – 1516 Birkdale Court

9/7/2016 – 4:46 a.m. – Gordon Street and Cedrow Drive

9/7/2016 – 8:00 a.m. – 1920 McGuinn Drive

9/7/2016 – 9:02 a.m. – 3350 N. Main St. (Subject identified)

There have been several reports of clown sightings in recent weeks in the Piedmont Triad, as well as in South Carolina.