Send in the clowns! Man inherits massive clown collection

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    DAVIE, Fla. (CNN/WFOR) -- A Florida man gets an unusual inheritance when his father-in-law passes away: a massive collection of clown figurines.

    The more than 13,000 piece collection includes clowns of all kinds like sad clowns, happy clowns, and even Christmas clowns!

    And while some people might not get excited about having this immense collection Richard Levine says he's amazed by all the memorabilia.

    Now, he says he wants to follow in his father-in-law's footsteps and become a clown. He says, "Once you put this paint on your face, and when you get it in your mouth, you get it in your blood and now you're a clown forever. I just love kids and when they smile, it's worth a million bucks to me. There's nothing better."

    Levine says he plans to sell duplicate clowns in the collection. He hopes to raise enough money to reopen the museum his father-in-law once owned.

    Levine says he also plans to go to clown college so he can become "Clown Richey."

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