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Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible for sending racist, anti-Semitic robocalls to thousands of phones across the country.
The death of longtime Bozo the Clown performer Frank Avruch this week triggered both feelings – warm memories from some and a shiver of fear from others who associate clowns more with the film “It.”
Films , TV shows and stories, including the current hits “It” and “American Horror Story,” have long imagined a dark side to circuses and side shows. No surprise then that they’re a theme for Halloween decorations.
Citing concerns about reports of “scary clown sightings,” Goodwill Industries of the Northwest announced Thursday it would stop selling clown masks.
This year’s nationwide creepy clown craze has become a nightmare before Halloween for actual, working clowns, who say their bookings at parties and other events have dropped sharply, even after many of the social media-fueled scary clown sightings have turned out to be hoaxes.
At about 7 p.m. Sunday, 14-year-old Brooklyn Bergquist claims she was chased by a young man wearing a light-up clown mask while she was walking home near 44th and Bowdish in Spokane Valley. She ran to a friend’s house and called her mom. That same night, 17-year-old Tyler Clinedinst claims to have been chased by a clown wielding a pair of knives on the Centennial Trail between Lake City High School and Bluegrass Park in Coeur d’Alene. He quickly fled to a friend’s house, whose mother called the police.
A Connecticut school district is banning clown costumes and any “symbols of terror” during this year’s Halloween season as authorities investigate the authenticity of a number of clown-related social media posts.