Just before Altoona's trick-or-treat night on Oct. 25, I put out my Halloween decorations.
One of these items was a unique, large chain saw sculptured pumpkin, weighing between 15 to 20 pounds - a very heavy and bulky item to move around.
We had painted the pumpkin a bright orange with green for its removable cap with the stem. This has been one of my decorations for almost 20 years.
Needless to say, it was taken from my front porch after only being out for two days.
To the people of Altoona who are riding or taking a walk in your neighborhood and see this pumpkin on a porch, patio, or backyard or perhaps it made its way to a camp or cottage, please know it was stolen. It had sentimental value.
To the person who received it, know that the giver was a thief and took someone else's possession.
To the thief or thieves, you know what you did and you probably don't have the IQ to read the newspaper and see this letter, and if you steal, you probably don't have morals or weren't brought up with any.
If you feel any remorse, put it back where you got it, the same way that you stole it.