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(Local6)   Man offers reward for punks who smashed his kid's pumpkin   ( divider line
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52 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Oct 2002 at 10:50 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-10-31 10:54:18 AM  
thats a pretty cool dad. when i was small my dad would just ask if id broken a bone, and if i hadnt he'd go back to reading the paper. :)
2002-10-31 10:54:19 AM  
Don't mess with a man's 3 year old. We tend to get emotional.

That being said, I don't think the punishment should be overblown for this either...
2002-10-31 10:54:25 AM  
Death penalty
2002-10-31 10:55:08 AM  
If it happened 16 years ago, it was me. I confess!
2002-10-31 10:55:41 AM  
Been there, done that, Hallow'een shenanigans.
The little choad will do it himself someday...
2002-10-31 10:55:59 AM  
95 lbs? Wow.
2002-10-31 10:56:24 AM  
It's pricks like this that make me stay on the front porch with a water hose on Halloween.
2002-10-31 10:56:37 AM  
Who smashed this three year old's pumpkin?
a) The ghost of Abraham Lincoln
b) Teenage miscreants
c) Eddy of Eddy's Turnip Shack
d) Male Muslim Arab nationals between the ages of 17 and 40.
2002-10-31 10:57:20 AM  
I'd smash it
2002-10-31 10:57:43 AM  
OBB: ill have to say it was D. someone'll blame al qaeda (sp?). :)
2002-10-31 10:57:53 AM  
Would you rat out your buddies for $100? Hmmmm.
2002-10-31 10:58:36 AM  
It was me. Sorry about that, dude.
2002-10-31 10:59:18 AM  

I would. A hundred bucks is a hundred bucks, eh.
2002-10-31 10:59:21 AM  
...but it won't bring back the pumpkin
2002-10-31 10:59:41 AM  
I'd turn myself in for $100. I'd kick the dad's ass just for being a jerk, then I'd spraypaint his SUV with "I'm a p*ssy"
2002-10-31 11:00:25 AM  
That Dad is a hero to that 3 year old. Good job Dad
2002-10-31 11:00:25 AM  
Smashing pumpkins is so passe. Now, taking a broadsword to a pumpkin takes a bit stealth. Its not exactly like you can walk down the street with a huge piece of shiny steel, walk up to the pumpkin, and lop it in two. Stay near bushes, and keep the sword sheethed until time to strike. Ah, good times.
2002-10-31 11:01:34 AM  
where can I get this "i'm a pussy" spraypaint?
2002-10-31 11:02:02 AM  
I wonder if the one lead they got was credible? If you turn yourself in, would he pay you the $100?
2002-10-31 11:02:04 AM  
How is this news? This kind of shiat happens every halloween...
2002-10-31 11:02:42 AM  
We really need to adopt caning, like they do in Singapore.

Some permanent scars on his ass will teach the culprit a lesson.
2002-10-31 11:03:06 AM  
Shoot the stinkin' vandals.
2002-10-31 11:03:41 AM  

Why is the father a jerk for wanting to keep his 3 year old son happy? Obviously, smashing pumpkins is nothing new and it's going to happen, but legally speaking it is an act of vandalism comitted against someone else's property. He's within his rights to press charges against the brats that smashed his pumpkin, as insane and dumb as that may sound.
2002-10-31 11:03:49 AM  
Every Halloween, Flambore? I haven't heard of any rewards for pumpkin thugs until now.
2002-10-31 11:03:51 AM  
"revenge is a dish best served cold - it is very cold in space..."
2002-10-31 11:04:36 AM  
I wasn't like they'd even carved the pumpkin yet. Jees, buy another one and spend the $100 on beer instead.
2002-10-31 11:04:41 AM  
It's the same brats who go around smashing snowmen in the wintertime. Pale, friendless, pimply-face virgins with 2 inch peckers. Hope he finds out who did it and shows his son a valuable lesson on how to correctly insert a steel-toed boot into some punk's rectal area at a great velocity.

Where's the HERO tag??
2002-10-31 11:05:05 AM  
wouldnt it be cheaper for the dad if he just bought another pumpkin. i think this deserves a dumbass tag. and dont give me the its the principle of the thing bullshiat.
2002-10-31 11:05:39 AM  
I bet they got detectives working in shifts until this one is solved.
2002-10-31 11:08:13 AM  
The family across the street from me had a halloween party last Saturday. The had a pumpkin carving contest and mostly everyone left their pumpkins at their house for display.

This morning, all 15 were laying busted in the street. It was a total massacre. In all my pumpkin smashing years, I never accomplished anything like that. *wipes tear from eye
2002-10-31 11:08:30 AM  
Smashing Pumpkins are pretty cool. That 1979 song rocks.
2002-10-31 11:09:54 AM  
get Moose on the case and i bet he will solve it. they will get the fbi to go to the kids' house and take out tree stumps from his backyard...
2002-10-31 11:10:03 AM  
They need to treat this phycho ass pumpkin smasher like they did back in the good ole inquisition days.

Burn him! Burn him!
2002-10-31 11:11:42 AM  
Why wasn't it inside the house if it was that important? Sounds like he is trying to cover his ass to a 3 year old who I bet wanted the damn thing in his room in the first place (if it meant so much to him). Good luck prosecuting a minor for a pumpkin smashing.

I have 3 little kids, and I told them that pumpkins are sometimes smashed. Now they are somewhat excited about it (sickos).
2002-10-31 11:11:50 AM  
Jeez...Good for dad. I bet everyone in town donates that kid a pumpkin.
2002-10-31 11:12:06 AM  
Let's turn this into
2002-10-31 11:13:19 AM  
I was working at someone's house yesterday, and I dropped a ladder on a pumpkin and squished it. Had nothing to do with how rude they were.
2002-10-31 11:16:07 AM
2002-10-31 11:16:54 AM  
Good luck prosecuting a minor for a pumpkin smashing.

Ha! I actually knew a kid back in high school who was caught smashing a pumpkin. The judge fined him $500 for it. I believe the judge was attempting to send a message saying that it was not alright to vandalize on Halloween.
2002-10-31 11:17:19 AM leave your pumpkins out on the 30th, they're gonna get smashed, happens every time.

I remember when I was 6 or 7, we had a huge amount of pumpkins from our garden, like 10 5-10 lbs and 20-25 of about 2-5 lbs.

They were stacked all around our back porch 'cuz there was so damn many of them. Oct. 30th rolled around, and I warned my mom all day long about the possibility of our pumpkins being stolen and smashed, to the point of hysteria.

Needless to say, mom didn't listen, because parents never listen to what their kids say if it doesn't mesh with their worldview.

Sure enough, on the morning of the 31st, every last pumpkin was gone, gone, gone.

Dad came home from work, and he said, "I found the pumpkins", mom said "where?" Dad said "smashed to hell at the end of the street".

Mom went all tight-lipped like moms do, and she didn't say anything to me, because I was right, and she was wrong.

Every year after that, the pumpkins came inside, but we never harvested that many pumpkins out of the garden ever again.

Moral of the story is:
2002-10-31 11:18:03 AM  
MrVeach, it isn't about the money. if he finds out who it was, he can administer a little vigilante justice, which would be priceless.
2002-10-31 11:18:18 AM  
Lawsuit time.
2002-10-31 11:18:54 AM  
That's why we always put our pumpkins inside the house near a window. Besides, I love the burnt/sweet smell of a pumpkin with a candle inside it!

2002-10-31 11:19:03 AM  
I think a 95 pound pumpkin sound like it would cost a pretty penny. More than any other parent is willing to spend on a pumpkin. It's almost the same thing as smashing mailboxes. They're as much if not cheaper than that 95 pound pumpkin.

Anything that I pay for that gets ruined by someone else is going to piss me off. The dad has every right to be pissed and want those punk ass kids to be punished.

By the way, I wasn't a destructive teenager. I knew then that it was dumb to ruin things for other people.
2002-10-31 11:19:05 AM  
I seen who done it. It was them there Mexican vampire bat things. They flied in and smashed that gourd sumthin' fierce. Thought it was a cow I reckon.

Whos got my money?
2002-10-31 11:21:26 AM  
I personally liked Smashing Pumpkins' song "Zero"
2002-10-31 11:22:27 AM  
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2002-10-31 11:23:09 AM  
Smashed? That's it? No explosions, no splattered pumpkin intestines? Bummer.

Sorry, wasn't me. Woulda got a ceremonial sword and made an incision, planted a small firework, and waited till my target picked up the object...or filled it with something rotten smelling just to sadden a 3-year old...

Uh, hypothetically, of course...
2002-10-31 11:23:17 AM  
Awww, come on, what do you expect with a 95-lb pumpkin?! You're just begging to have it smashed! 95-lbs? That's like the 'Holy Grail', the 'Grand Poo-Bah', the 'mother-of-all-pumpkins'!
2002-10-31 11:23:25 AM  
ok Stubblyhead but what is he going to do? he cant kick their asses b/c they are minors. [he could tell their parents] ok so is that worhth 100 bucks? no, im no taking up for the kids but the dad is a dumbass
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