Target stores quietly pull clown masks off shelves in wake of 'creepy' pranks

The rash of clown threats and pranks has prompted a big change at Target.

The retail giant announcing on Sunday, that it is pulling clown masks from its stores, and its website.

The company said it made its decision out of sensitivity for the 'creepy clown' incidents that are spreading across the country.

Target officials say not all clown costumes have been removed, and that if kids are looking for a happier form of a clown, they will still be able to find those.

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