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Halloween prank

October 30, 2013

A Halloween prank was pulled on us the night of Oct. 17. We had three of our decorations stolen from our front porch. A 3 1/2-foot witch in a black silk and lace gown and witch’s hat....

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CMReeder

Oct-31-13 9:24 AM

"Are you serious? What really leaves me stunned about you and Chuck is you refuse to even think that there are many people in this country that would even think about taking advantage of government programs, but when it comes to folks decorating their homes for the holidays, we shouldn't be surprised about people taking things that don't belong to them... "

How in the he ll do you take one giant leap like that? You want us to trust our fellow man when it is obvious that you don't especially if it is the government.

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CMReeder

Oct-31-13 9:21 AM

Capricorn1 I am not sheltered during the holidays. BTW Christmas decorations get stolen or destroyed every year.

In the letter the writer is upset that a cherished decoration was stolen. If it was that cherished she should of brought it in. Now she is so upset and scared that she is not celebrating at all.

I have had decorations stolen and destroyed when I lived in the city of Williamsport. I did not let it ruin my celebrations. There are things you can do to protect your possessions. Just plain commonsense.

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Steelman

Oct-31-13 7:28 AM

I blame it on the gas well drillers. Wasn't this town perfect until they moved in?

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rmiller

Oct-30-13 10:43 PM

Quit blaming the individual who left the items out, place the blame where it belongs, not on the victim. I personally don't celebrate Halloween and never have, But, the items belonged to someone other than who took them, period...left out is not a reason/excuse for theft.

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cheyenne

Oct-30-13 9:46 PM

Plain and simple, any time you leave a belonging unattended you put it at risk. It shouldn't be that way, but that's the way it is. Like Rick said, it's always been that way and probably always will be.

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rick424

Oct-30-13 8:36 PM

Oh and Cap, yes there are people that take advantage of government programs , including senior citizens , democrats , republicans, the rich and the poor and we might as well throw big business in there also. Maybe we should fix that.

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rick424

Oct-30-13 8:10 PM

Just stating a fact Cap. I think taking other peoples's stuff is wrong but this kind of activity has been happening for as long as I can remember. You don't leave your car unlocked do you? Or set a flat screen tv in the yard.

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Capricorn1

Oct-30-13 6:47 PM

"You are saying that the theft is the fault of the homeowner because they did not bring their things inside at night."

We'll let us be honest here, if you did bring them in you would still have them...right? I used to see this guy in the Muncy area take his mail box in every night. One morning on my way to work, mail boxes all along were smashed except this one and that was because he just put it out. -Rick

Are you serious? What really leaves me stunned about you and Chuck is you refuse to even think that there are many people in this country that would even think about taking advantage of government programs, but when it comes to folks decorating their homes for the holidays, we shouldn't be surprised about people taking things that don't belong to them...

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eriklatranyi

Oct-30-13 6:35 PM

The liberals here say honest citizens should change their behavior because criminals exist.

No outrage over the crimes. No condemnation of the criminals. Just chastising the honest citizens for not cowering in fear of criminals.

Liberal utopia on display!

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rick424

Oct-30-13 4:46 PM

"You are saying that the theft is the fault of the homeowner because they did not bring their things inside at night."

We'll let us be honest here, if you did bring them in you would still have them...right? I used to see this guy in the Muncy area take his mail box in every night. One morning on my way to work, mail boxes all along were smashed except this one and that was because he just put it out.

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catmantwo

Oct-30-13 1:11 PM

We need Scooby Doo, Shaggy and the Mystery Machine to solve this Halloween mystery...

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Capricorn1

Oct-30-13 12:33 PM

Chuck you obviously stay sheltered during the Christmas holidays and aren't aware of all the outside lawn decorations throughout the city. Take a ride over to South Williamsport and checkout Candy Cane Lane. Do you really expect all of these people, including myself to take these decorations inside every evening? And if we don't then we're just lazy and have no common sense? I would have to question who is using common sense here.

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CMReeder

Oct-30-13 12:06 PM

Trust in your fellow man!

That is funny coming from Mr. Neighborhood Patrol.

There are ways to foil pranksters. If you do nothing why would you let that ruin the holiday for you?

If you choose not to prevent theft then you have no common sense. Which describes Erik, no common sense just hypocritical ideological nuttiness.

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Capricorn1

Oct-30-13 10:58 AM

If you are too lazy to bring them in instead of leaving them out 24/7 then quityour*******. -Reeder

Chuck, it has nothing to do with laziness, it has to do with your trust in your fellow man and hoping for their common decency and consideration. I would rather still have that hope and lose a few dollars if a few choose to be stupid. A lot of people decorate for the holidays and I think for the most part, not many have problems, which speaks for itself.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-30-13 10:40 AM

Mr. Reeder:

You are saying that the theft is the fault of the homeowner because they did not bring their things inside at night.

Wow. Liberalism on display!

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CMReeder

Oct-30-13 10:39 AM

LOL pumpkins are a way to explain ideology LOL

Conservatives just scare themselves.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-30-13 10:00 AM

The author should check the local pawn shops to see if the items were fenced quickly in exchange for money to buy drugs.

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nobud74

Oct-30-13 9:26 AM

As much as it pains me, I agree with shammy that it is theft. And, immediately afterward, I am reminded of his small mind and callous ways of referring to anyone who practices religion, especially Christianity. And, Chuckles thinks it is ok to keep putting out more stuff--"pumpkins can be replaced"--so the animals can have more fun, I guess this explains his propensity for pushing for more and more tax money to give away to those who will not attempt to provide for themselves except to look for more free stuff.

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 8:49 AM

"Sometimes I think we over exaggerate things. Granted this is an unacceptable behavior..." - Steelman

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No. It's still theft.

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 8:47 AM

'Tis true.

It's quite possible the perpetrator was a fundamentalist-Christian...who's (only) read one book. -Shaman

You just can't help yourself can you?" - Capricorn1

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It's a "gift".

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 8:42 AM

How sad.It's not like these items have big value to anyone other than the owner, so money was not the motivator. This was simply an act of meanness." - Tgrammiex4

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Bingo!!!!

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MrShaman

Oct-30-13 8:41 AM

No sham,

I would bet the "perp" is one of your fellow obama voters with a jaded and selfish ideology. .... - robert72

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No...it's (typically) "conservatives" who have the long track-record; against "witchcraft".

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See:

Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Woman to Live - LadyMorgana

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CMReeder

Oct-30-13 8:24 AM

When I lived in Williamsport we had decorations stolen but it did not deter me from decorating. I minimized the decorating and brought them in at night and returned them the next day.

That 3 ft. animated figure could have easily been brought in off the porch. Carved pumpkins can be replaced.

Then you can always dress up and sit on you porch and wait for the pranksters. You out prank them. Then chase them down the street holding the very pumpkin they came to smash.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-30-13 8:20 AM

"It's quite possible the perpetrator was a fundamentalist [why discriminate against evangelicals, seekers, etc] -Christian...who's (only) read one book."--MrShaman

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Then the LTE would have read.....Halloween decorations swapped out for nativity scene!

Actually, it is a shame that the lady's joy and the joy she wanted to provide to children was also stolen.

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Steelman

Oct-30-13 7:36 AM

Sometimes I think we over exaggerate things. Granted this is an unacceptable behavior, but things such as this have been going on since we were children. Mailboxes being smashed, houses toilet papered pumpkins smashed, stealing the other schools mascot statue, the list goes on and on. We are ignorant to think these things are only all of the sudden are starting to happen.

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