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Clowns banned by Mississippi county until after Halloween

Posted: 4:51 PM, Oct 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-21 09:37:49-04
Clowns banned by Mississippi county until after Halloween

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 (http://bit.ly/2epYioO) 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.