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Missouri Sheriff Declares New Zero Tolerance Policy for Creepy Clowns

clown-2The Sheriff of Cross County, Missouri has drawn a line in the sand and declared that his department will give no quarter to the scourge of creepy clowns.

Sheriff JR Smith posted a public note to his department’s official Facebook page on Tuesday, assuring citizens that even though there has only been one report of a person dressed as a scary clown, that’s one too many.

I assure you that I will have a “ZERO TOLERANCE “to this. If someone wishes to dress up and conceal their identity with the intent to scare or harass our citizens they will be arrested and transported to the sheriff’s office. Not one citizen should be or will be subjected to this act of foolishness.

In the comments, he clarified, “Were not talking about someone dressed as clown such as Bozo.”

The Facebook note, reproduced in full below, was originally reported by KMOV 4 in St. Louis.

Smith is taking a much more hard-line approach than the police in Green Bay, Wisconsin, who told reporters last month that there was nothing they could do about a scary clown who had been spotted around town multiple times.

[image: Sergey Shubin via shutterstock.com]

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