Say What?!: Iconic Wichita Clown Recovered From Sex Offender’s Home

An iconic mechanical clown that went missing from its home at a shuttered Wichita, Kansas, amusement park more than 10 years ago ago turned up Tuesday in the house of a convicted sex offender, authorities said.

Louie the Clown, a life-sized, perma-smiling, cone-hatted doll, spent decades at the keys of a Wurlitzer organ at the Joyland Amusement Park.

Generations of locals remember him from their childhood. But Joyland closed in 2004, and Louie disappeared from the property a year or two later. In 2010, Louie was reported stolen, triggering public fascination with his whereabouts.

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