ANNAPOLIS, Md. (ABC7) - Multiple children say they were lying to police when they reported spotting individual(s) wearing clown costumes with face paint. The original story, according to police, was that there were clown spottings in several Annapolis neighborhoods since Thursday.
It was only children who had reported the made up clowns, Annapolis Police reported in a press release.
"Incidents were reported in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive, Bens Drive near Victor Parkway, and the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue. The most recent sighting reportedly occurred around 8:30 a.m. on September 19 on Bens Drive," Annapolis Police state in the release. The group of children were on their way to school when they made the most recent sighting.
Police were concerned the recent reports of clown sightings in other states may have sparked the Annapolis incidents.