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The Lititz, Pennsylvania Police Department posted photos of red balloons a prankster tied to a pair of sewer grates. A red balloon is the calling card of Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling, child-eating clown in Stephen King’s horror novel “It.” The hotly anticipated movie version opened in theaters on Friday. (Lititz Police Department)

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Police ‘terrified’ by red ‘It’ balloons tied to sewer grates

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