Terrifying clown with black balloons seen wandering streets of Green Bay

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WATCH ABOVE: A creepy clown has been spotted roaming the streets of Green Bay, Wisconsin in the middle of the night. He's been nicknamed "Gags". – Aug 4, 2016

Residents in Green Bay, Wisconsin are on edge after a person dressed in a creepy clown outfit carrying four black balloons was seen roaming the streets at night earlier this week.

The clown, dubbed “Gags – The Green Bay Clown,” was first spotted at 2 a.m. Aug. 1, according to a fan Facebook page.

Photos of the clown show a figure with full makeup, raised eyebrows, hollow eyes and a black smile , dressed in what appears to be a filthy jumpsuit with a ruffled collar.

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NBC affiliate WGBA reports that Green Bay police said they’ve received calls from concerned residents, but say there isn’t much they can do.

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“A person can walk down the sidewalk dressed however they want,” Green Bay Police Department Capt. Kevin Wary told WGBA.

“As long as they’re in a place where they legally can be and they’re not in a place that has a closing time, like a park, they can be there,” Wary said. “And dressed however they want.”

According to comments on social media, the clown is the creation of a local director working on a short horror film, but this has not been confirmed.

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The Green Bay clown is reminiscent the “Northampton Clown,” a man dressed in an outfit resembling Pennywise, the killer clown from Stephen King’s IT, who creeped out the town of Northampton, England in 2013.

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It was later revealed that the “Northampton Clown” was the work of a Northampton University student.

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