A woman was told to burn a creepy clown doll which appeared in her backyard.

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Renee Jensen was shook after a toy Pennywise from horror movie 'It' turned up at her New Jersey Home, and she eventually reported it to the police despite being worried authorities wouldn't take her seriously.

However, she told InsideEdition.com: ''The police department was great. They did not make fun of us and they said it was good we called it in.

''They surveyed the property and took a look at the doll. They didn't want to touch it or take it with them to the station, and they suggested humorously that we destroy it.''

She joked: ''The clown is dead.''