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Dressing as clown temporarily illegal in Mississippi county

Posted: 9:56 PM, Oct 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-21 01:59:13Z
Creepy clowns appear to have become a national crisis in recent days, prompting a Mississippi county to make dressing one as temporarily illegal.
 
In fact, if you’re caught publicly dressing as a clown in Kemper County, you could face a $150 fine – at least until Halloween is over, Time reports.
 
The ordinance passed Monday makes it unlawful for people in Kemper County to wear a clown costume, a clown mask or even clown makeup in public.
 
Kemper County Board President Johnny Whitsett told a local paper, the Messenger, that the recent clown phenomenon – which has resulted in school threats and even attacks -- has gotten “out of hand.”
 
Beginning Nov. 1, the ordinance will no longer be in effect in Kemper County.