The Cardiff Clown, errr, Cardiff Kook, errr, the Magic Carpet Ride statue in Cardiff By The Sea, California. Photo courtesy www.signonsandiego.com.

As reported on www.signonsandiego.com

— Bozo was surfing in Cardiff this morning.

A month after escaping the jaws of a papier-mache shark, the oft-scrutinized Cardiff Kook surfer statue was dressed in a clown suit sometime Tuesday night. The Encinitas Public Works department removed the outfit Wednesday. The statue was festooned in a red hat, red and yellow clown outfit, with a rubber chicken in one hand and balloons in the other.