With "creepy clown" cases popping up all over the country, the Nampa Police Department says the public should not be engaged in looking for clowns as they may hinder any effort the police department may be making in an investigation.
They fielded more than 20 calls in regards to intimidation from a clown profile on social media. No arrests were made.
Nampa Police say they want to assure people that should a substantive threat become apparent, they will have police working on it. Until then, they say "We would ask the general population to stay at home and not try to assist by looking for clowns," said Tim Reha of the Nampa Police Department.
Police say with Halloween just around the corner, people should "be smart about where you dress up and what you wear and what you're carrying," adding that people are on edge about the clown stories.