FREMONT – The Fremont Police Department began receiving reports of clown sightings in the community last week, and the chaos continues.
Law enforcement became aware of social media postings involving pictures of clowns, which generated concerned conversation around the community.
The online postings display threatening and creepy messages believed to be scare tactic. Soon, clowns were seen out in public, specifically during the overnight hours.
Monday night, Fremont Officers made contact with three teenagers prowling the area dressed in clown attire.
The three admitted to playing part in this national clown craze.
Police have had no threats of violence that they are aware of at this time. Though they are monitoring the streets and social media as the common trend seems to be scare people by dressing as clowns or posting on social media with clown images.
At this time, the sightings appear to be a hoax but the department is taking the issue very seriously.
Police says there is no indication that the missing juvenile, 16-year-old Moncerab Tule Mejia, is involved with this clown activity.
If you are witness to any of these incidents, please contact the Fremont Police Department at 402-727-2677 immediately.
In a similar case in Grand Island, three teens were cited for terrorist threats. You can read more on that story here.