Clown costumes banned at Boo Festival in Belmont

Belmont Parks and Recreation Department has banned adult clown costumes at Saturday's Boo Fest. 

The recent clown hysteria spread across parts of the country and prompted companies like Target to take clown costumes off the shelves. 

Savanna Garret plans to attend the festival and said too much attention is being paid to clowns. 

"They're actually acknowledging that fear and making a statement about it. That makes me more fearful of that, because that means they take it seriously, that they're taking a costume as a serious threat," Garret said. 

FOX 46 Charlotte reached out to the Parks and Recreation Department to find out how they plan to enforce the ban but they declined to comment.