Ronald McDonald keeping a lower profile amid creepy clown scare

Posted: 8:30 AM, Oct 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-12 08:41:55-04
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says Ronald McDonald is keeping a low profile with reports of creepy clown sightings on the rise.
McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that it is being "thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events" as a result of the "current climate around clown sightings in communities." The company did not provide any other details about how often its red-haired mascot makes appearances, and how that will change.
The burger chain's decision comes after a rash of pranks around the country that have involved eerie clown sightings.
The reports have forced police in some areas to respond.

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