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Clown sighted on campus

UPDATE 10/21/16 @ 1:26 p.m.

Graphic by Randall Johnson
Graphic by Randall Johnson

Two calls were made to UNFPD on Oct. 16 and 17 over possible clown sightings.

Call logs indicate a caller near Building 45 saw a clown walking across the Green at around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. This call was made strictly to report the sighting, and the caller did not want to meet with or be seen by any UNFPD officers.

Another call was made on Oct. 17 around 3 p.m. by a woman who asked to be escorted to her vehicle because she was afraid of the recent clown sightings.

In both cases, officers found no additional sightings of the clowns, according to UNFPD.

A clown dressed in yellow was sighted on campus last night around 11 p.m., according to UNF Police Department.

The clown was possibly seen near the Carpenter Library, the Student Union, the arena garage, and Lot 55, near the Fountains.

The sighting comes after reports of clown sightings across the country. In some cases, the clowns try to lure children into the woods, carry weapons or it’s just a practical joke.

It is unclear whether the clown was male or female. UNFPD received a phone call reporting the sightings at 11 p.m. last night.

According to Joanna Norris, Director of Public Relations, there is no incident report on the matter and she is not sure if it will be investigated further.

“There’s not a lot to go on,” Norris said.

For more information or news tips, or if you see an error in this story or have any compliments or concerns, contact [email protected].

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