The Lititz Borough (Pennsylvania) Police Department is looking for pranksters -or possibly PR people intent on viral marketing- who left red balloons tied to city storm drain grates. The prank comes just as the new movie It is set to open nationwide.
A certain movie is coming to theaters in two days, and a local prankster took it upon themselves to promote the movie...............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. If you're not sure what we're talking about, search "It" and watch the preview, but we suggest watching the preview with a friend or coworker with all the lights on and the sound down low
The police have a sense of humor about it. They posted a picture of their investigative department dusting the balloons for fingerprints. At least they are more chill about the stunt than the Boston police were about the Aqua Teen Hunger Force stunt ten years ago. It arrives in theaters this weekend. -via Uproxx
Update: The perpetrators have been found. It was a group of five teenage girls.