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Maryland Heights Police Department caught three teenagers with 48 stolen pumpkins and are asking residents to view a “pumpkin lineup” online to see if their Halloween squash are among those recovered. | Maryland Heights Police Department via AP

Police post ‘pumpkin lineup’ after recovering stolen squash

SHARE Police post ‘pumpkin lineup’ after recovering stolen squash
SHARE Police post ‘pumpkin lineup’ after recovering stolen squash

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — 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.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that pumpkins began vanishing last week from subdivisions of Maryland Heights. Police quickly tracked down the boys and their pumpkin-crammed SUV that Capt. Scott Will says was “top-to-bottom orange.”

The next day, officers snapped a picture of the abducted decor and posted it to Facebook . Will says police have been “inundated” with people coming to track down their Halloween pumpkins. About a dozen remained unclaimed Tuesday. None are carved.

Two 18-year-olds are charged with misdemeanor stealing, while a 16-year-old has been referred to juvenile court.

Maryland Heights Police Department is asking residents of the St. Louis suburb to view a “pumpkin lineup” online to see if their Halloween squash are among those recovered. | Maryland Heights Police Department via AP

Maryland Heights Police Department is asking residents of the St. Louis suburb to view a “pumpkin lineup” online to see if their Halloween squash are among those recovered. | Maryland Heights Police Department via AP

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