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Target pulls clown masks from shelves following clown sightings

4 months 1 week 2 days ago October 17, 2016 Oct 17, 2016 Monday, October 17 2016 October 17, 2016 10:11 AM in News
Source: ABC

The creepy clown sightings that have been occurring around the nation has caused businesses  like Target to remove clown masks from its shelves.

Just weeks before Halloween, the store's decision comes after several reported incidents of clowns trying to lure children into the woods, pranks of students wearing the masks at schools and even the masks being worn in public.

According to a Target representative, last week the store began to pull their masks from its stores and online.

"We also have edited down our assortment online. You'll still find clown masks there, but we made the decision to pull back on the number," the representative said.

There were no reports of Target seeing an increased number of clown masks being sold since reports of the clown sightings.

According to the representative, the decision was made out of "sensitivity to the issue at hand."

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