Beware of Hoboken Pumpkin Thieves!

10/15/2010:

Total disrespect for personal property

One Hoboken411 reader and his daughter just wanted to spruce up the neighborhood with some seasonal decorations – only to have their fun quickly snatched away.

“We spent one day last weekend picking out and buying some seasonal decorations – bale of hay, corn stalks, some gourds and 3 pumpkins, 2 smaller ones and 1 larger one.

My 10 year old daughter was very excited to help us decorate the front steps of our building. We were planning on carving the pumpkins this coming weekend and as most kids usually are, she was really looking forward to this. But Tuesday night, someone thought it was fine to just take the pumpkins from us. Granted, they don’t cost much money and I probably shouldn’t leave them out there overnight knowing what drunks are capable of in this town. But I thought I would be fine until the weekend and would need to bring them in nightly, especially after carving them.

But I was wrong, they last all of two days.

My daughter was so upset she drew up this sign that is now hanging on the front of our building. So beware everyone and as my daughter says “Leave your paws off our pumpkins!”

— Sad and Pumpkin-less

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12 Comments on "Beware of Hoboken Pumpkin Thieves!"


Member
animal_lover
4 years 10 months ago

I just attended a squirrel pumkpkin pulling contest today. It could be the squirrels, or I like to call them weasel’s, 😉 that got at the pumpkins.

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JohnCarani
4 years 10 months ago

While the people who did that are jerks, its something young people need to learn, and her response was great, but pretty much you have to expect an unprotected pumpkin in Hoboken has little chance of lasting long. It’s not a bad thing really, just life.

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animal_lover
4 years 10 months ago

Some of these decorations are beginning to rival Al Copland’s annual christmas display

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bornandrazedinhobo
4 years 10 months ago

Chances are it were drunk out of town assholes. Then again, it could have also been some douche bag neighbor too lazy to buy their own decor. Shit like this is why I stopped decorating on holidays. Used to get hit every time…….

However, one October I started putting out giant orange garbage bags filled with paper figuring nobody would take them…I was wrong. After getting his three days in a row I put out another set with fish hooks hidden in the handles. Needless to say, when I came out the next morning the bags were there but the tops missing!

Never had them stolen again!

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Had Enough
4 years 10 months ago

Just wait till St. Patricks day. Put out your toilet!!!