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Officials: Starkville clown scare likely a hoax

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STARKVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities near Starkville believe that recent clown sightings are likely a hoax.

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office said they received two “third party calls” about a clown in the Highlands neighborhood on Monday. Officials say that neither call was from a direct witness, but rather they said they were calling for a friend. 

A follow-up investigation with both numbers showed that they are now out of service. The Sheriff’s Office says that this hoax has been circulating on social media. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office at 662-323-2421, Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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