Instead, the retiree, who had always been fascinated by the clowning lifestyle, purchased an outfit and a mask and began marketing himself as Wrinkles the Clown.
His wrinkly, white face mask is devoid of eyes and the mouth is large, blood red, and turned down at the corners.
Some clown hunters have claimed people dressed as clowns are planning a purge night on October 30.
During the event, which was named for the movie series, killer clowns will reportedly wreck havoc on communities and may become violent.
The recent killer clown craze in the United States and the United Kingdom is likely contributing to Wrinkles’ popularity.
Beginning in late August, hundreds of children and teens have reported being stalked or attacked by people wearing clown suits.