BOSTON (CBS) – If you’re looking for a clown mask for Halloween, you won’t get it at Target.

You can blame the creepy clown scare that’s been spreading across the nation.

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“We’ve removed clown masks from our stores and,” company spokeswoman Kristen Emmons said in an email to WBZ-TV Sunday.

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Police in several states have been dealing with threats and pranks linked to sightings of people in creepy clown masks.

Dartmouth Police produced a public service announcement video last week discouraging anyone who’s thinking about taking part in the craze.

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The bizarre phenomenon has even forced Ronald McDonald to keep a low profile these days.