Halloween is two weeks away. And a major retailer is pulling clown masks from it’s shelves and online.
The decision comes after threats and even attacks across the country and here in the valley.
The retailer made the decision after creepy clown sightings across the country. And reports of crimes and threats made by people dressed as clowns or posing as clowns.
A Target spokesman said the decision was made “given the current environment”.
Shoppers we spoke with think it’s a good decision.
Just two weeks to go until Halloween and there are a few empty spots in the displays after Target pulled some of it’s clown masks from store shelves.
Eduardo Mojica thinks it’s a good idea to limit clown masks right now.
“Now, the generation, there’s not a lot of kids that think smart and they’re gonna do something that they will regret,” Mojica said.
He’s a student in Fresno Unified which, along with Clovis Unified, has recently dealt with threats of violence on social media
from people who used scary clowns as their profile pictures.
He said the threats have been disruptive to students.
“Put them through a little scare. You don’t need that as a kid,” Mojica said.
Similar incidents have taken place across the country. And criminals have worn clown masks recently to commit their crimes. All of which reportedly lead to Target’s decision.
There are still plenty of options from which to pick. Super heroes. Fairy princesses. Animals. And more.
Xavier Flores found a costume to go with his son’s.
“My son, he already has his cool little shark costume. So I had to match. He’s my ‘mini me’ so I had to keep it going,” Flores said.
Even with a few less choices on the shelves, there are many alternatives for your Halloween fun.