Clown costumes are on the rise since the release of 2017's horror film, "It." Getty

The public has gone crazy for Pennywise. "It," based on Stephen King's 1986 horror novel, quickly became one of the highest grossing horror films in history. As Halloween approached, some fans looked to recreate the crazed clown look.

However, some Florida police advised against this, writing "evil clowns and anyone considering creepy clown activity" should be ware.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page Tuesday to warn against mischievous clowns.

"We will not be there to save you if your intended target defends himself or herself," the post read. "And you may face other penalties as well."

Warning to evil clowns
Florida Police advised against dressing up as clowns. Volusia County Sheriff's Office

The post was made in response to a "suspicious incident," which occurred Monday. The event involved an 11-year-old boy who was reportedly attacked by a clown near Pine Ridge High School.

Deputy Justin Lococo was first to respond.

"The victim informed Deputy Lococo that the clown jumped out and attempted to grab him. No physical contact was made by the clown," the post read. "However, the victim stated he was fearful the clown was going to hit him, and out of self-defense, he grabbed his metal 'selfie stick' and hit the clown multiple times."

The clown was described as 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing around 230 pounds and wearing "wearing blue clown hair, rainbow painted face, red foam nose, a green, long-sleeved shirt, black pants and black boots."

Deputy Lococo returned to the area the incident occurred but did not observe any clowns.

"It" could arguably be responsible for the sudden spike in clown popularity – including a murder that occurred 27 years ago. The case seemed to have gone cold, however, a September arrest was made for the murder of Marlene Warren in 1990.

Shiela Keene Warren was accused of dressing like a clown and killing her husband's ex-wife — possibly inspired by Tommy Lee Wallace's 1990 adaption of "It."