The French are scared of creepy clowns. Costumed people have been pulling scary pranks at night, which has put the police on high alert. Many French people have been scared by teens dressed as clowns and carrying weapons.
Because the characters are so scary, one town has banned the costume for anyone over 13 years old.
In the past few years, there has been a creepy clown craze in France, Southern California, New York City, and England.