Tonopah's Clown Motel going on market

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TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) - A clown-themed motel next to a cemetery that may be haunted is going up for sale in rural Nevada, with the owner insisting the 600 clown figurines, mannequins and paintings, and his employees, get to stay.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports after 22 years, motel owner Bob Perchetti says it is time to find someone else to look after the clown figurines, mannequins and paintings spread throughout the building.

The 79-year-old Perchetti says he is ready to "enjoy some free time" with his wife, five daughters, three sons and 14 grandchildren.

Perchetti says he hopes to sell the motel in a month, but he is insistent the clowns stay.

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