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FORT MYERS, Fla. — People are spotting Wrinkles the clown all over Southwest Florida and his videos are going viral online, including one of him lurking in a little girl’s room, according to WBBH.

A Google Plus account is dedicated to his sightings. He was spotted in downtown Fort Myers, and at the Collier County Fair.

“People pay me to go scare their friends, to dance at their parties, bar mitzvahs, it’s limitless,” he said.

As unnerving as his face appears, Wrinkles is actually a quirky clown.

“I think he’s pretty cool, I like him a lot,” said Jonathan Baril, a trick-or-treater.

“Ever since these kids put me on the internet, my phone rings nonstop,” he said. “They sensationalize me and call me all kinds of things.”

It’s attention Wrinkles didn’t originally want or expect.

He started as a professional clown trying to make some extra money.

Although he may look terrifying to some, his goal is just to have fun.

“I just want to have a good time,” he said. “Make a little extra money on the side, have a little fun before I die.”

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