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Police seek identity of masked 'Slender Man'

By T.K. Randall
April 7, 2021 · Comment icon 17 comments

Who is this unnerving character ? Image Credit: Sumter County Sherriff Office
An eerie masked individual has been captured on security camera in a South Carolina neighborhood.
On March 24th, the mysterious interloper - who was wearing a creepy white mask with holes for the eyes and nose - showed up unexpectedly outside a house in Sumter's Meadowcroft Subdivision.

His or her appearance "scared the residents in the house", according to the sheriff's office, sparking an ongoing police hunt to identify and apprehend the individual responsible.

A CCTV snapshot of the intruder later posted on social media quickly sparked a flurry of comments with users likening their appearance to that of Slender Man - a fictitious entity invented on an Internet forum who typically appears as a very tall, thin individual with a black suit and no face.
The character has been the subject of numerous creepypasta stories over the last few years, however this is the first time that someone who resembles him has turned up in a 'wanted' posting.

Could the suspect have been pulling a prank or was he planning to break into the house ?

The search for answers continues.

Source: The State | Comments (17)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
It's Spiderman!
Comment icon #9 Posted by rashore 3 years ago
Comment icon #10 Posted by HollyDolly 3 years ago
Well whoever it is, might just get shot.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Nnicolette 3 years ago
Is it just me or is anybody else creeped out by how odd the eyes under the mask look as well?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Seti42 3 years ago
Some A-hole playing around...SMH. And yeah...They probably will get shot if they keep it up. At least if they keep trespassing up to people's homes.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Seti42 3 years ago
It is creepy, but likely just eye-shine under infrared or near infrared security camera light.
Comment icon #14 Posted by mesuma 3 years ago
I bet you a shotgun is really cuddly in bed with that creepy weirdo bumping about.
Comment icon #15 Posted by jmccr8 3 years ago
Hi Mesuma I don't own a firearm but do sleep with my machete as it doesn't go off accidentally do carry a blade at all times. jmccr8
Comment icon #16 Posted by Timothy 3 years ago
Don’t understand how they resolved that this looks like Slenderman...
Comment icon #17 Posted by mesuma 3 years ago
Listen, if I thought dudes like that were creeping about I'd sleep with a spike bat. 

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