Due to frequent clown sightings across the country, many people and police officials are warning citizens to be careful and aware! Common places for clown sightings are around wooded areas as well as near train tracks and along the side of roads. Some people may not take these clowns as a serious threat, but there have been many reports of victims being hurt or lured into possible kidnappings. These clowns are intent on scaring or even hurting you. This may seem like fun and games, but this is not a matter to be taken lightly. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you, or anyone you know, is taking part in this clown activity, please be courteous to the people around you and stop participating in this activity. There has been at least one clown who was fatally shot and killed while trying to scare people. To those of you living in the Elgin area, beware. You never know what’s lurking in the dark!