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Concern grows after creepy clown sighted in Michigan

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    Creepy clown spotted in Michigan

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    Police were called just before midnight Tuesday after someone said they saw a clown staring at people across the street. 

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    Police were called just before midnight Tuesday after someone said they saw a clown staring at people across the street. 

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MICHIGAN (CBS) -

For several months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing Americans with sightings in at least 10 different states, including in Mid-Michigan.

Police and Homeland Security are investigating scary Instagram posts in Philadelphia. The posts from over the weekend all use the word “clown,” with some even talk about blowing up schools.

The unusual reports started surfacing back in August in Greenville, South Carolina.

Children told police clowns tried luring them into woods by offering money. Since then, sightings keep increasing.

On New York’s Long Island, social media threats from anonymous clown accounts kept elementary children inside during recess.

Now, police are using social media to track down the costumed offenders.

In Georgia, police posted warrants for four people on charges of making terroristic threats and disrupting public schools.

In Kentucky, a young man was arrested for trying to scare people in a ditch.

Police have arrested at least 12 people across the country for participating in menacing stunts or making false reports.

In Houston, an Instagram post showed clowns threatening to kidnap students or kill teachers

Police also said there is at least one deadly incident linked to a clown hoax. 

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