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Decorating my front yard for Halloween was a longtime tradition for both myself and my family, which became a tradition for my wife and I when we moved into our own place. That all came to an end a couple years back when a life-sized rubber mummy we had displayed by the front of the house went missing, the culprit stealing one of our most prized Halloween possessions and forever souring a tiny bit of our holiday spirit.

Unfortunately, my wife and I aren’t the only ones who have been targeted by Halloween grinches, and a story coming out of Philadelphia this week has stirred those angry feelings right back up for me…

ABC Action News reports today that a Philadelphia family became the latest target this past Sunday night, as a mysterious woman calmly walked up to their house while they were sleeping and made off with several pumpkins and fall mums. The pumpkins were homegrown in the backyard by her young children, the woman who lives in the house noted, which makes this particular bit of thievery all the more upsetting.

Fortunately, the thief was caught on security cameras positioned outside the home, which captured her opening the gate to the front yard and making off with the Halloween bounty. The suspect is a white female with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, and at the time she was wearing a Frankford High School t-shirt with an ‘F’ on the front.

“I want everyone to know that this person is going around doing this, this close to your house; it’s very disturbing to me,” the homeowner said, determined to identify the thief and bring her to justice.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police.

Check out the full news report below, which includes the video footage.

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