RGV (KFXV) — Creepy clowns have caused major stir around the nation, as they continue to make sightings but despite their sinister looks, businesses have seen an impact.

Days away from Halloween, there’s a costume that is quickly selling out. The creepy clown is already one of the best seller’s but also one that has put authorities on alert.
The creepy clown craze has swept the nation over the last several weeks but due to recent threats made against some valley schools, officials say it’s not a good idea to opt for this costume.

Homer Martinez, who manages a costume store in McAllen, says the creepy clown is flying off the shelves.

Weslaco Police say they will be on alert as Halloween night approaches and if necessary, they will be asking for identification.

Online sales for the popular costume have also increased.