WASHINGTON – An angry D.C. mom is scaring up headlines for her sign scolding a pumpkin thief.
Becky Reina of Northwest tells ABC7 her family carved four pumpkins for Halloween: one for her, one for her husband, and one each for their two children, 2-year-old Tommy and infant Abby.
But last week, Reina says she came out to find that only three pumpkins remained. That led her to create the posterboard sign taped to the front porch of her U Street home near Howard University Hospital.
The sign reads:
“To the person who stole my son’s pumpkin: Thank you for the life lesson, this will help teach him that sometimes people are mean for no reason, and you have to just brush it off. Because my son is two years old and cannot read the sign, I will add, you are an a**hole.”
Reina says she knows pumpkins typically get smashed and stolen, but what set her off was that her 2-year-old’s pumpkin was the only one taken.
She tells ABC7 that nearby neighbors found several smashed pumpkins, and she thinks her son’s was among them.