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Goodwill stores go clown-free for Halloween

Goodwill pulled its clown costumes from Halloween sections in its 18 stores.

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Goodwill pulled its clown costumes from Halloween sections in its 18 stores.

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October

Bored teenagers with nothing better to do than scare people will have to find their clown costumes somewhere other than the thrift store.

Previous coverage: Scary clowns making life harder for the real clowns of Tampa Bay

While many of the scary clown sightings around Florida were deemed jokes, Goodwill isn't laughing.

Goodwill-Suncoast released a statement on Monday that it's pulling clown costumes and accessories from shelves in its 18 stores.

"Due to the fact that multiple law enforcement agencies are suggesting that people avoid dressing as clowns for their own safety, we feel this move is in the best interest of the communities we serve," Brad Steffani, director of retail operations for Goodwill-Suncoast, said in a release.

Way to go, creepy clowns. You've ruined thrift store Halloween shopping for everyone.

Contact Chelsea Tatham at ctatham@tampabay.com. Follow @chelseatatham.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:29pm]

    

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