Target stops selling clown masks

(CNN) Target is no longer selling clown masks at its stores and on its website. The company made the decision because of creepy clown threats that have been making headlines around the country.

Many of those threats have turned out to be hoaxes, however others have lead to arrests including gunmen who have robbed gas stations and restaurants.

Home Depot took a similar step in September and pulled a Halloween decoration called “The Scary Peeper Creeper” from its stores in Canada following complaints.