Police in a small Pennsylvania town said they are "terrified" by red balloons tied to sewer gates that symbolized the highly anticipated horror film "It."
In a playful Facebook post on Tuesday, the Lititz Borough Police Department gave points to the prankster that orchestrated the stunt.
"We give points for creativity, however we want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified as we removed these balloons from the grates and we respectfully request they do not do that again," the police department wrote on Facebook.
Police also suggested that people should watch the previews of the movie "It" with the lights turned on and with a friend. The police added that they "have turned the investigation over to our Criminal Investigations Division."
"It" is based on Stephen King's 1986 novel about a clown that terrorizes a group of children in Maine. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters this weekend.