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Mom leaves sign for pumpkin thief

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A mother in Washington posted a special message for the thief that stole her toddler's pumpkin.

Two year old Tommy Reina said the pumpkins represented his family. There was one for daddy, mommy and baby sister Abby.

But one is missing.

"Pumpkins get smashed, pumpkins get stolen, of course. I was really just mad because it was only his pumpkin."

Becky Reina made a sign addressed to the pumpkin thief. It starts politely enough.

"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."

Then mom lays down the hammer.

"Because my son is two years old and cannot read the sign, I will add, you are an ***hole."

"It has a good message."

The sign has gotten the attention of the whole neighborhood.

"This person needs to be found, and they should read the sign, and they should recognize that what they did was wrong."

It isn't just the neighborhood that is talking about the missing pumpkin.

"The Daily Mail from London emailed me this morning."

The sign is all over the Internet. Most think it was Becky's husband.

"Everybody things it was the dad...but it was me."

Becky hopes whoever stole Tommy's pumpkin gets the message.

"I do hope they see the sign, and I hope they feel bad about it."

Becky says neighbors found several smashed pumpkins about a block away from her home and she thinks Tommy's pumpkin was one of them.

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