There has been a great deal of talk about the recent “clown” incidents in both the national and local news. Now, the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office is letting people know there have been reports of "sightings" in their Iowa county.
The sheriff's office believes the "sightings" are most likely copycat-style pranks, but the acts are causing many people in the county a great deal of concern and fear. They also say they are the situation very seriously and these reports will not be considered "a joke."
Individuals caught participating in these acts will be charged and prosecuted.
If you see suspicious activity, you are encouraged to call authorities immediately.