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Fake Creepy Clown 911 Call Gets 2 Georgia Jokers Jailed

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Brandon Moody, 26, and Rebecca Moody, 27, were arrested and sent to Troup County Jail for obstruction and unlawful conduct during a 911 call. (Troup County Sheriff’s Office)

By    |   Friday, 16 Sep 2016 12:07 PM

Making fake 911 calls about creepy clowns has landed two Georgia residents in jail.

Police in west Georgia have charged the two residents with making false police reports, saying the pair called 911 to report that people dressed as clowns had tried to lure children into a white van, AL.com noted.

Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff said Brandon Moody, 26, and Rebecca Moody, 27, made separate 911 calls on Wednesday. Woodruff told The LaGrange Daily News that deputies responded to the calls, but found no clown masks or costumes. Instead, they found two people in a white van who had run out of gas.

Woodruff said that deputies checked the surrounding wooded area and found nothing in relation to creepy clowns. That prompted TCSO investigators to make contact with the two 911 callers, who told them that the story was a hoax.

According to AL.com, about 10 miles away from where police conducted the search, is where they’ve been investigating ever since someone started a Facebook page threatening to dress like a clown and drive a white van to local schools and kidnap children. And weeks ago, North and South Carolina police received similar reports of “a clown trying to lure children into the woods,” despite not being able to locate any suspects shortly after, KHOU reported.

Brandon and Rebecca Moody were taken into custody Wednesday evening on charges of “unlawful conduct during a 911 call” and “obstruction of an officer,” LaGrange Daily News noted.

“We have zero tolerance for anybody calling in false reports,” Woodruff said.

“We are doing a joint investigation with the LaGrange Police Department…We are taking it very seriously,” said Kendall Ham, a TSCO Investigator. “…If people are caught and identified (posting false reports) they could face serious charges.”

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Making fake 911 calls about creepy clowns has landed two Georgia residents in jail. Police in west Georgia have charged the two residents with making false police reports, saying the pair called 911 to report that people dressed as clowns had tried to lure children.
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