If You Steal and return a 255lb Pumpkin, It’s Because You Had No Where to Put It, Not Because You’re a Nice Guy
YORK, Pa. — YORK, Pa. (AP) — A thief has returned a 255-pound pumpkin that a central Pennsylvania boy won by correctly guessing its weight — along with a note apologizing for the theft.
Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer of York won the pumpkin at an Oktoberfest celebration in Windsor Township. He had displayed the giant pumpkin on his family’s porch until it was stolen last week.
But the York Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/16pZ6hd ) the pumpkin was back on the family’s porch Sunday evening after it returned from a weekend trip.
The thief also left a note saying: “I’m really sorry about taking your pumpkin, it was wrong of me, you earned the pumpkin, I didn’t think my actions through nor realize who they were affecting. Sincerest apologies.”
Amy Newcomer says her son is “very excited. He’s beside himself.” -HuffPost
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. No one steals a 250+ pound pumpkin and gives it back, with a note, unless you had no where to hide it. I picture this scenario like the movie The Barbershop. When Anthony Anderson and his bonehead cousin steal that ATM, but they have no way of opening it or storing it so they are constantly pushing it around town.
I guess I should give the thief some credit though. If that was me with an oversized pumpkin, i’d probably just leave it somewhere. No way the oversized pumpkin pie I had floating around in my mind was worth that hassle. Even though that would be all kinds of delicious
PS- 250lbs? That’s rookie pumpkin weight. Check this guy at the Durham Faire. Photo Credit…YA BOY