UPDATE: Clown scare was a family prank

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Authorities said a social media post about a clown in the woods in Roanoke County appears to be a family prank that got out of hand.

Roanoke County police officers were contacted about photos being circulated that claimed to show a ‘creepy’ clown in the woods near Poor Mountain last weekend.

Investigators now believe it was a prank that was intended for family members.

A statement from RCPD said “No crime has been committed, no danger to the community, so no charges would be placed… This is a good reminder that people need to be cautious in what they post on social media as messages can be taken out of context and shared with thousands of people and, in this case, create concern”.

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