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Creepy 'It' balloons pop up around country

Posted at 7:05 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 10:05:08-04

In what appears to be a guerilla marketing ploy, but could be just a series of pranks, red balloons are popping up on sewer grates around the country.

Police in Lititz, Penn. shared photos of the balloons on social media, writing "we give points for creativity, however we want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified."

The police are investigating the incidents as crimes.

Similar balloons have been spotted in Tucson, including some near Bonillas Elementary on the eastside.