November 25, 2020

Two arrested in ‘creepy clown’ hoax

Courtesy of  Melanie Ruberti/The Lagrange Daily News

(Hogansville, GA) — Two people were arrested about 6 p.m. Wednesday for allegedly calling 911 to falsely report a sighting of clowns near the intersection of Hammett and White Bluff roads.

Brandon Moody, 26, of LaGrange, and his sister-in-law Rebecca Moody, 27, of Valley, Alabama, allegedly admitted to Troup County Sheriff’s deputies they called emergency dispatchers and said two people dressed in clown costumes were trying to lure children into a white van, stated Sheriff James Woodruff.

Each one made separate calls to 911 to report the sighting, Woodruff said.

TCSO deputies responded to the area and found two people in a white van who ran out of gas, the Sheriff said. Deputies checked the vehicle and the surrounding woods and did not find any clown masks or costumes.

TCSO investigators then made contact with the two 911 callers, who told them the story was a hoax, said Woodruff.

Both were taken into custody and will each be charged with one count of unlawful conduct during a 911 call and one count of obstruction of an officer.

The last charge was added since the pair prevented TCSO deputies from performing their official duties during an investigation, Woodruff said.



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