Third clown sighting in Piedmont Triad, this time in Guilford County

GUILFORD COUNTY -- Greensboro police say they received a call Tuesday morning about another clown sighting in the Piedmont Triad.

The sighting occurred at The Park at Oak Ridge apartments off Old Oak Ridge Road not far from Interstate 73. A man said he saw a clown near the wooded area behind the complex at about 10 a.m.

Chris Bass told WGHP that he lives at the complex with his wife and two children. He said he was on his balcony when he spotted a man in a white mask, red curly hair and blue pants in the wooded area. Bass tried to chase the clown but could not catch him. He called his actions his "fatherly instinct."

This clown sighting comes after someone in a clown costume tried to lure kids into the woods Sunday night in Winston-Salem. A second sighting happened about two miles away later that same evening.

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The Sunday night incident in Winston-Salem happened in the 1200 block of East 29th Street off Hwy. 52 around 8:30 p.m.

The "clown" was described as wearing white overalls, white gloves, red shoes with red bushy hair, a white face and a red nose.

The suspect allegedly tried to lure the kids with treats. The suspect was reportedly seen by two children and heard, but not seen, by one adult. The suspect fled the area when officers arrived.

A second clown sighting happened just after midnight in the 1600 block of Hope Lane, two miles from the first sighting. Officers attempted to locate the subject but were unsuccessful.

All three spots where clowns were reported are in very residential areas near parks/woods.

Similar incidents have happened recently in South Carolina. Read more about them here.

Anyone who might have any leads on who the suspect might be can call CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.