Move along Bozo: Mississippi county bans clowns for now

WEB POLL: Do you think it's an overreaction to fine people for wearing clown costumes?

(Photo: CCO)
(Photo: CCO)

DEKALB, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween.

Kemper County supervisors enacted a clown ban this week, temporarily preventing people from dressing as clowns.

The Kemper County Messenger reports that anyone caught in public wearing a clown costume, mask or makeup could face a $150 fine.

Supervisors’ president Johnny Whitsett says it’s a matter of public safety because people could react badly if they get scared by a clown in their yard.

The county along the Alabama state line has a population of about 10,000 people.

What do you think about the ban? Vote below.

 

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