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Following reports that there is a killer clown sighting in the streets of a number of states, a woman was allegedly killed after being mistaken as a clown because of her heavy make-up.
According to news sites, a woman from Oklahoma City was shot dead in a parking lot in Walmart after a man mistakenly identified her as a killer clown.
Kelly Perez, 34-year-old, was on her way to her car after gunman David Brownie accused of breaking into cars, this pulling his handgun, an article from The No Chill website said.
In another article, Melissa Reyes, 26, from Englewood, was also attacked by a group of teenagers for her heavy make-up.
However, a Snopes reports claimed that these information from The No Chill site are all fake, saying the website is spreading malicious reports about trending topics in the internet today.
But is it true that there are killer clowns roaming in the streets?
Here are the facts you need to know:
On October 3, hundreds of students from Penn State roamed around the campus after killer clowns sightings have been reported. These creepy clowns are said to have been terrorizing communities and campuses in different states.
According to New York Times, there have been a number of reports that involve clowns threatening and attacking people.
The first reported killer clown sightings were in Greenville County, S.C. in August where clowns lure kids to go to the woods and offer them treats.
Another one was reported in Reading, Ohio were a school was closed after a woman claimed she was attacked by a man dressed in clown.
Here are the states with reports of killer clown sightings—Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
In another fake news report, even Canadian president Justin Trudeau was not able to escape fabricated stories, claiming that he will fine people who will dress as clowns.
“Any person of any age dressed in a clown costume in public will be arrested and charged $10,000,” he was quoted saying.
The fake news, as revealed by Snopes, claimed that there have been 23 Canadian who were killed by clowns.
Check out some of the killer clown sightings posted by social media users:
WATCH OUT Clown Sighting in Tacoma, WA on 26th St. be careful when walking around. pic.twitter.com/M5Yjl1b64j
— Ryan Naylor (@RyRynaylor) October 3, 2016