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Updated: 07/16/2014 10:18:01AM

Windows shattered at Clown Museum, School

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Mat Delaney / News-Journal


Al "Big Al" Pelski shows how he installed outdoor siding to cover three shattered windows at the American Clown Museum and School in Lake Placid.

Mat Delaney / News-Journal


Wooden cutouts of clown hats and bowties and a smiling clown face frame the boarded up windows of the American Clown Museum and School in Lake Placid.

Mat Delaney / News-Journal


American Clown Museum and School leader Al "Big Al" Pelski said he was disappointed by the damage to the facility. Pelski said he blames parents who allow their children too much unsupervised time away from home.

By MAT DELANEY

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Rock throwing vandals struck twice in seven days at the American Clown Museum and School in Lake Placid, shattering window panes and damaging the aluminum window structures. No suspects have been identified, but police are investigating both incidents.

Al “Big Al” Pelski has been president of Toby’s Clown Alley and the American Clown Museum and School for 14 years. “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” he said. “This was just malicious and mean-spirited.”

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