No joke: Mississippi county bans clowns 'til after Halloween
DEKALB, Miss. – A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween.
Kemper County supervisors enacted a clown ban this week, temporarily preventing people from dressing as clowns.
The Kemper County Messenger reports that anyone caught in public wearing a clown costume, mask or makeup could face a $150 fine.
Supervisors' president Johnny Whitsett says it's a matter of public safety because people could react badly if they get scared by a clown in their yard.
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The county along the Alabama state line has a population of about 10,000 people.