Clown costume sales up 300%

FILE: Clown

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—You may see a lot of people dressed up as creepy clowns this Halloween.

Clown costume sales have increased 300 percent compared to last year, according to costume chain Halloween Express.

This all comes after creepy clown threats have been made nationwide and here in the Bay Area.

The threats all come via social media with acts of violence.

Schools in San Mateo, Antioch, Oakland, Fairfield and San Jose have all fallen victim to these threats.

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Authorities have deemed the threats a hoax, but are investigating.

In Concord on Wednesday, a creepy clown tried to take a 1-year-old out of her mother’s arms.

VIDEO: ‘Creepy Clown’ cellphone footage in Modesto

Authorities have deemed the threats a hoax, but are investigating all the cases reported.

There have also been reports from nationwide of clowns trying to lure children into the woods and chasing people.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=””>@kron4news</a&gt; South Bay schools now dealing w <a href=””>#viral</a&gt; <a href=””>#clownthreats</a&gt; <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Terisa Estacio (@TerisaEstacio) <a href=”″>October 6, 2016</a></blockquote>

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