Red balloons appear in Mandurah following resurgence of clown purge

Red balloons appear in Mandurah following resurgence of clown purge

MANDURAH police have a warning for “clowns” following a promise they will be at a variety of locations on Saturday night.

This follows the placement of red balloons throughout Halls Head and Erskine on Friday morning.

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Balloons were placed at Glencoe Primary School and at a nearby childcare centre.

A Halls Head mother told the Coastal Times her daughter was distressed about the appearance of the balloons.

Police said they will be conducting patrols on Saturday night.

Mandurah acting officer-in-charge Sergeant Brad Davey said there are concerns this trend could lead to a serious incident.

“By participating in this craze, people may be committing criminal offences and if so they will be charged by police,” he said.

A clown hunters page has also been created.

Page admins have not published threats, but there are threatening comments toward the clowns made by users.

One user posted that bashing a clown is worth 50 points and running one over is worth 100.

The current resurgence of clowns has been linked to the film IT premiering in cinemas.

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