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Target Pulls Clown Masks Off the Shelves

Responsible corporate citizens are doing their part to stop the clown menace spreading across the county.

Big-box retailer Target has decided to pull all clown masks off their shelves, even as Halloween is fast approaching.

The retailer’s decision comes after multiple reported incidents of clowns attempting to lure children into the woods in recent months.

“We had a few masks in stores, which we began to pull last week,” a media representative of Target told ABC News. “We also have edited down our assortment online. You’ll still find clown masks there, but we made the decision to pull back on the number.”

Target did not say whether the company has seen a surge in clown mask sales.

The decision to pull the masks was made out of “sensitivity to the issue at hand,” said a company representative.