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The Queensland Times - - WEEKEND - with Alexia Pur­cell

IT’S enough to give any­one the creeps. A Queens­land mother has come home to find a pic­ture of Pen­ny­wise the Danc­ing Clown and a bal­loon with “You’ll Float Too” writ­ten on it pinned to her door.

Both fea­ture in the newly re­leased hor­ror film, It. Fear­ing the worst, the woman checked around her prop­erty to see if there were any clowns lurk­ing nearby.

But she said the prank made her more an­gry than any­thing be­cause she has chil­dren, one of whom is only two years old.

“If he was to have seen one of th­ese clowns he would have been ter­ri­fied,” she said.

The creepy act ap­pears to be part of a clown craze that has made a resur­gence since the re­lease of the film on Septem­ber 7.

But when we asked our Face­book au­di­ence if this was harm­less fun or a clown prank gone too far, the re­sponse was pretty much unan­i­mous: yes, too far.

“I’d turn around and leave and never come back,” one Face­book user wrote.

“I’d burn the house to the ground,” said an­other. An­other wrote: “That’s what night­mares are made of.” What do you think: harm­less fun or too far? Alexia Pur­cell is a News Corp so­cial me­dia ed­i­tor.


The Queens­land mum was un­nerved to find this on her door.

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