Pumpkin Theft Prompts Bizarre Police Lineup

St. Louis residents can claim their stolen fruit
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 26, 2017 12:15 PM CDT
Pumpkin Theft Prompts Bizarre Police Lineup
Recognize any of these?   (Maryland Heights Police Department via AP)

Police who caught three teenagers orange-handed with 48 stolen pumpkins—and one gourd—are asking residents of a St. Louis suburb to view a "pumpkin lineup" online to see if their Halloween squash are among those recovered, reports the AP. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports pumpkins began vanishing last week in Maryland Heights. After tracking down the culprits in a pumpkin-crammed SUV, officers snapped a picture of the abducted decor and posted it to Facebook. About a dozen pumpkins remained unclaimed Tuesday. Two 18-year-olds are charged with misdemeanor stealing, while a 16-year-old has been referred to juvenile court. (More strange stuff stories.)

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