We all know that IT was a huge box office success this past weekend, but this prank takes fandom to a new level!

I was driving into town on the way to our office (on 4th Ave. NW) when my peripherals caught what I thought was a red balloon, attached to a storm drain.

TSM Rochester

I'm as afraid of clowns as anyone, and it  SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, but I pulled over and realized that there indeed was a red balloon attached to a storm drain.

Then I chuckled. Whoever took the time to do this clearly just wanted to give someone a laugh for the day - or, a panic attack - whichever comes first.

Stephen King's book was first made into a TV series in 1990. Currently, the full movie remake is in theaters now.