Clowns spotted trying to lure kids into South Carolina woods

Police increase patrols in area
Posted at 12:41 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 13:41:49-04
A neighborhood in South Carolina is reporting that people dressed as clowns have been seen trying to lure children into the woods.
Greenville County deputies say they've found no evidence of anyone behind the apartment complex where residents reported seeing clowns trying to attract children.
Drew Pinciaro of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday that officers investigated the woods behind Fleetwood Manor Apartments last week after receiving the reports but found "no signs of suspicious activity or characters dressed in clown attire."
Patrols in the area are being increased.
An incident report from the sheriff's office says that several children reported that clowns tried to lure them into the woods with money.
Media outlets reported the apartment property manager put out a statement to alert parents.
Deputies in South Carolina have increased patrols in the area. 
Deputies said there were three reports of someone dressed as a clown at Shemwood Apartments.
A 12-year-old told deputies that two clowns were in the backyard area.