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

12 Responses

  1. nighthawk says:

    Dirtbags. Wish I wouldve seen them taking it. They wouldve been shitting pumpkin and my shoe for a week.

  2. wiskeytango1 says:

    call charlie brown..wisen up . 😯

  3. la-di-da says:

    Like the destroyed sunflower last month, this kind of thing makes me really mad. There is no need to destroy/thieve someone else’s property like this, especially when it’s intended to be festive and somebody put a lot of care into it!

    • Dperez says:

      I don’t mean to downgrade your plight, but are you sure squirrels didn’t eat your sunflowers? That is what they do in the suburbs. [quote comment=”198815″]Like the destroyed sunflower last month, this kind of thing makes me really mad. There is no need to destroy/thieve someone else’s property like this, especially when it’s intended to be festive and somebody put a lot of care into it![/quote]

  4. homeworld says:

    Yet somehow A&P leaves out their pumpkins at night.

  5. lando35mm says:

    Don’t get mad, get even! Put out another pumpkin, booby trap it!

  6. animal_lover says:

    In the big scheme of things if this were the greatest inhumanity I could handle. :mrgreen:

  7. Had Enough says:

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

  8. bornandrazedinhobo says:

    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!

  9. animal_lover says:

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

  10. JohnCarani says:

    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.

  11. animal_lover says:

    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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