Which clown is a hoax this Halloween?

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The night before Halloween, chances are you're finishing up those last minute details on costumes before trick or treating. While you're out, the Huntsville Police Department wants you to be aware of yourself and others.

"Be respectful of others and be responsible," said Lieutenant Stacey Bates with the Huntsville Police Department.

On top of that, some are worried recent clown scares will come out in full force Halloween night.

"We don't have any bans in place like some of the cities have put in effect across the country," said Bates. "Our recommendation is just be responsible."

He adds there will be officers patrolling areas around the city watching for people crossing the street and making sure everyone stays safe.

Another impersonation causing concern is one that might be a little harder to recognize.

"If you see someone who may be acting as a police officer and you don't think they are a police officer, you think it's suspicious, definitely give us a call," said Bates.

"If it's something you feel rises to the level of emergency, don't hesitate to dial 911, that's what we're here for."

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