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Parent scolds thief via sign after son's pumpkin goes missing

Stealing and smashing pumpkins is a common Halloween prank, but Becky Reina of Washington, D.C. posted some choice words for the thief who stole her little boy's pumpkin, The Huffington Post reports.

On the same porch as the scene of the crime, Reina placed a large, handwritten sign, reading:

To the person who stole my son's pumpkin: Thank you for the life lesson.

This will teach him that sometimes people are mean for no reason and you have to just brush it off.

Because my son is 2-yrs-old and cannot read this sign, I will add: You are an a‐‐‐‐‐‐e.

Reina is not as upset as falling victim to a prank as she is that her two-year-old son's pumpkin was the only one stolen.

The other three the family had carved, representing Reina, her husband and their infant daughter, remained.

On Thursday we came out and there were only three pumpkins ... Pumpkins get smashed, pumpkins get stolen, of course. I was really just mad because it was only his pumpkin [they stole].

Reina hopes the thief or thieves "feel bad" about the deed. She is less hopeful that the pumpkin will be returned, since a number of pumpkins have recently been found smashed on the street.

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