Winston-Salem police have determined a report of suspicious clown activity last weekend was false, and they've made one arrest in connection with the case.

In a statement, police say David Armstrong of Winston-Salem was arrested and charged with filing a false report. He admitted to fabricating a story about a clown knocking on his window before fleeing.

Police first got a report last Sunday of a suspicious clown attempting to lure children into area woods.

They conducted interviews with witnesses and reviewed surveillance video this week. But after what they call a vigorous investigation, police say they could not substantiate that the sightings ever happened.  

Subsequent clown reports came in throughout the week in Walkertown, High Point, Rural Hall and Greensboro.

Law enforcement officials say there are no pictures to back up the claims or any indication that the sightings involved direct contact with children.

Some social media images of alleged clown activity in Greenville, South Carolina, reportedly look similar to a poster for “31”, a new horror film about a gang of sadistic clowns.

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