Police stress safety for trick or treaters

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) - Its Halloween and while trick or treaters are out and about in their costumes, police say it’s a good idea to leave the clown costumes at home.

We've been hearing about the creepy clown trend for months now and while some feel free to do as they please, police are warning the public that some costumes could affect your safety.

As the creepy and scary clown trend across the county continues, police say it can also affect safety for those wearing them and others worried about encounters. We caught up with Overland Police Chief Michael Laws who says it’s better to be safe than sorry.

As for other safety issues police are warning customers to not a mask of any kind into stores.   Also, child experts say be sure to check the size of costumes to make sure they don't block the vision of your child or cause them to trip and fall as they walk from house to house.

Police are also planning extra patrols tonight to keep the public safe.