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Someone stole my big pumpkin

post #1 of 20
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We went out to dinner tonight, and someone stole this really big pumpkin I had sitting out front. They left the two little ones. I know it's to be expected this time of year, but it still makes me mad! I'm sure it was just kids and it is smashed out on the street somewhere.

It gets frustrating though - I like to decorate for holidays, but it seems that the vandalism and stealing get worse all the time. I might just start decorating inside only.
post #2 of 20
why do people have to do stuff like that! I makes me so mad when I see pumkins smashed on the street
post #3 of 20
people
Did you report it to the police ?
post #4 of 20
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Did you report it to the police ?
No, and I won't. Like I wrote, I'm sure it was just some of the neighborhood kids taking it to smash it. It didn't cost hardly anything - I got it at a farmer's market for $1.50. It was just the biggest, best pumpkin I've had for a long time.

The worst part is, my husband didn't want to put it outside, because he said someone would take it. Talk about an 'I told you so' opportunity for him!
post #5 of 20
I am so sorry
post #6 of 20
OK, that's just darned darned frustrating!!! Feer cryin' out loud, it's not that much and they can go get their own! That's just the pits, especially if you'd found a nice big one. Grrr. The nerve of some people/kids.
post #7 of 20
I'd much rather have a pumpkin stolen from me then having one thrown throught my windshield on my truck again! that was my adventure last halloween was picking up little peices of glass from my seats and dash board. and also paying $300 for a new windshield.
SO many people and kids are so disrespectful!!!
post #8 of 20
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I'd much rather have a pumpkin stolen from me then having one thrown throught my windshield on my truck again!
OMG, that's awful! That way oversteps the bounds of pranks - definitely vandalism.

A couple of years ago, my brother had put out some lighted mechanical deer at Christmas. One night, someone decided to have a little fun, and my brother came out to find his deer in, shall we say, a comprimising position. That little prank was pretty expensive, too, since they completely ruined one of the deer.

You know, I really don't mind when they smash them on Halloween - they are just getting disposed of right afterward. But I wish they'd wait until then.
post #9 of 20
I'd much rather have a pumpkin stolen from me then having one thrown throught my windshield on my truck again!

That is awfull . Where you driving or were you parked WillowsMom ?
post #10 of 20
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Originally posted by PurrfectCatlove
people
Did you report it to the police ?
Yeh and can you picture the officer's face taking the statement... and can you describe exactly what your pumpkin looked like madam?

yes well - it was big and orange and had two eyes cut out and a nose and mouth.

Thank you madam - we dont get many matching that description this time of year - I will put out an APB on it and see if we see one wandering the streets.

Copper drives away in stitches!
post #11 of 20
LMAO!!! Good one kev, yah I can see the cops expression also!!! Especially here in Texas, the redneck cops LOL! Oh I'm really sorry Suzy, really, I'm sorry for the other one whose truck was vandalized, that's beyond pranks and should have a cop on that one but there are no witnesses for it To make light of the situation, that was one of our halloween pranks in our neighborhood growing up, to still the pumpkin, especially it if was a big one! We wouldn't smash them, we would just keep them, I don't get the idea of smashing them, such pretty designs okay I was a naughty kid sometimes
post #12 of 20
Kev
post #13 of 20
Oh Kev!

Sorry about that pumpkin suzy!
post #14 of 20
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Originally posted by PurrfectCatlove
I'd much rather have a pumpkin stolen from me then having one thrown throught my windshield on my truck again!

That is awfull . Where you driving or were you parked WillowsMom ?

I was parked. since I lived in an apartment and sometimes when you got home late all the spaces in the parking lot were taken and you'd have to park on the street. Well I just so happened to not get home until about 10:00 pm halloween nite thanks to a carnival I had to work at my job. I woke up the next morning and left to go to work and found a a big pumpkin in my passenger side seat. at first I thought it was from someone who knew that at the time my doors didn't lock. and decided to put the pumpkin in there as a joke or something.....then I got closer to the truck and fuond that the wind was gone. I gotten written up at work for calling in cause there was no way i was gonna drive that thing 15 miles to work and then work my 9 hour shift and drive home again with glass flying alover the place but because I was sick for 3 days before the carnival and then called in because of the windsheild, my boss was a total B&#$*! that was the start of my hell of a year.
post #15 of 20
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Originally posted by kev
Yeh and can you picture the officer's face taking the statement... and can you describe exactly what your pumpkin looked like madam?

yes well - it was big and orange and had two eyes cut out and a nose and mouth.

Thank you madam - we dont get many matching that description this time of year - I will put out an APB on it and see if we see one wandering the streets.

Copper drives away in stitches!



I did report it but They don't send officers in person for those kinda calls unless you demand one. But I would much rather know that a cops out there doing better things like writing tickets and eating doughnuts
post #16 of 20
somebody did this to us last year,they were all smashed
and in the street
post #17 of 20
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Originally posted by chelle
somebody did this to us last year,they were all smashed
and in the street
This is usually what I see happen. It sucks.
post #18 of 20
Who do you blame in this day and age - the kids or the parents. My pet hate - well among hundreds is litter. I hate watching kids and peope driving who lob crisp bags, sweets etc on the floor as well as cig ends. I am educating my son if he has any garbage - then he gives it to me or mum who will put it in the bin. SO far I am 100 per cent successful. Why do these kids go break other peoples property? no idea - them or the parents to blame???
Just let me at them - but then again - first time i would go out and have a word - I would be in trouble with the police. No win situation here in the UK. It sucks
post #19 of 20
I think the problem here is a no win situation . Most of the time the kids here who are doing something like that are most of the time home alone . The parent is working and so the kids go off and doing things to othere people out of fun . Most of the time they are single parents and have to work to make a living . So do we blame the single parent or do we blame the father of the child who is not taking resposibility or do we blame the kids ?
post #20 of 20
I'm in the UK too, Kev...I know what you mean about the litter. There's just no respect any more. In my area vandalism and street crime is rife. The area is very unsafe these days. It doesn't matter what time of year it is. In the last two weeks, I've had my car broken into 5 times, and the car is always empty. They do try to start it up though, and that's where the damage occurs.

In relation to Halloween, and in the UK Guy Fawkes Night, though, this weekend is nightmareish. One word for you...Fireworks! I feel like I'm living in a war torn country. There is hardly a gap in the bangs, and the flashes are driving me crazy. Luckily my kitties and animals are coping well, as last year was very bad too.

Last night at 2am, some yobs threw a lit firework into our public postbox (mailbox) opposite my house. The noise of the thing was incredible, and the smoke gushing from it as it burned...and the kids that did it just ran away. After a while I went out and poured water in it. I had visions of someone getting hurt when posting a letter. The mail inside is ruined anyway.

The last bang went off around 3.30am. It could have something to
do with Diwali, the festival of light, but I'm more inclinded to
think its just kids. What I don't understand is why burn their money like that. The fireworks cost a fortune, and surely there
must be something else they can spend their money on.

I hope the new government bill is going to go through soon. They won't have the man power to enforce it, but it will outlaw Fireworks undr £20( to deter kids). Fireworks will not be allowed after 11pm, and Firework noise levels ( currently 125 decibels ) will be lowered to 110 decibels.

Ok, I'll stop ranting now...sorry about that !

Peace, Love, and Happiness, Always
Sonia
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