Cops warn about people issuing rap challenges

Times are apparently pretty good in Charlton, Mass., a small town in south central Massachusetts where a roving band of rappers is scaring kids. Charlton is more of a country music kind of town.

The public response split the community.

I hope they catch these monsters! They need to be stopped before it gets out of hand. They challenged them to a freestyle rap battle? What’s next, a dance off? I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a parent in Charlton right now, knowing that at any moment someone might expose their child to phat beats and ill rhymes….

Prompting a clarification from the cops.