SAN JOSE (CBS13) – Illegal sideshow crackdowns have become commonplace across Northern California, but one city is trying to kick it up a notch.

San Jose’s city council is set to consider a plan on Tuesday that would make it illegal for anyone even to attend a sideshow as a spectator. Community leaders say these sideshows are dangerous for participants, spectators, and the public.

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The plan comes after an incident in San Jose last Halloween where a car struck an innocent bystander.

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San Jose’s spectator crackdown is modeled after similar ordinances that have recently been enacted in Los Angeles and San Diego.

California state lawmakers are also working on a bill that would put people who take part in a sideshow behind bars.

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The bill, which is working its way through the Capitol, would increase the penalties to a felony crime punishable with a $25,000 fine and a one-year prison sentence.