Township Officials: Leave The Clown Costumes On The Shelves For Halloween


Township officials are asking parents to not buy their children clown costumes – such as this one from PartyCity.com – for Halloween.

The recent spate of “creepy clown” sightings has spurred township officials to ask parents to not buy their children clown costumes for Halloween.

People dressed up as creepy clowns have been appearing in spots across the country. The sightings have been videoed and posted on social media sites.

On Oct. 10, the Franklin Township Police Department posted a request to its Facebook page, asking parents to choose other costumes for Halloween insight of the sightings.

“In an effort to avoid spreading panic and inconvenience to those wishing to enjoy Halloween celebrations throughout the Township, we are asking parents to stop their teenage children from wearing clown costumes for Halloween parties or trick-or-treating,” the post reads. “We want everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves during Halloween and trick-or-treat.”

Township manager Robert Vornlocker echoed that sentiment at the Oct. 10 Township Council meeting, during his report.

“I think in the interest of safety,” parents should buy children costumes other than clowns, he said. “I think that’s the best bet.”



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