Thief Returns Boy's Prized Giant Pumpkin with "Sorry" Note

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013  |  Updated 5:01 AM CDT
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A giant prized pumpkin that was stolen last week was returned over the weekend. The thief even left a note, apologizing for the incident.

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A giant prized pumpkin that was stolen last week was returned over the weekend. The thief even left a note, apologizing for the incident.

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A thief has returned a 255-pound pumpkin that an eastern Pennsylvania boy won by correctly guessing its weight -- along with a note apologizing for the theft.

Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer, of York, won the pumpkin at an Oktoberfest celebration in Windsor Township and had displayed the giant pumpkin on the family's porch -- until it was stolen last week.

But the York Dispatch reports the pumpkin was back on the family's porch Sunday evening after they returned from a weekend trip.

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The thief also left a note that says, “I'm really sorry about taking your pumpkin, it was wrong of me, you earned the pumpkin, I didn't think my actions through nor realize who they were affecting. Sincerest apologies.”

Amy Newcomer says her son is “very excited. He's beside himself.”

The returned pumpkin surprised everyone.

"I never thought it would actually be returned," Newcomer told the paper.

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