'A New Low for Crime': 200 Pumpkins Stolen

They could sell for up to $3K
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2016 10:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – Almost 200 pumpkins were stolen from a New Jersey farm stand in the wee hours of Tuesday, a crime that required the culprits to make three trips to fill up their van with pumpkins. All three trips were caught on surveillance video that's been released by the family-run Farms View Roadstand in Wayne. While pumpkins may sound like a strange target for theft—one customer tells NBC New York "it's a new low for crime"—the owner's son explains that the thieves can make between $2,500 and $3,000 from the stolen pumpkins. The family is offering a $1,000 reward for tips that result in an arrest. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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