Reporting Chuck Carroll
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — It has been said that if you mess with the bull, you’re going to get the horns.
Along the same lines, one mother in the District is proving that if you mess with her kid, you’re going to be called an ***hole.
Becky Reina was irate after discovering a thief had made off with a pumpkin carved by her 2-year-old son sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Originally, four pumpkins sat on front stoop of the family’s home in the LeDroit Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington. But the vandal chose — perhaps poorly — to steal just little Tommy’s Halloween masterpiece.
Irate, Reina took a marker to a piece of cardboard and posted the following sign that contained a blunt message for the petty criminal:
“To the person who stole my son’s pumpkin:
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.
Because my son is two years old and cannot read this sign, I will add: you are an ***hole.”
The mother says she understands that pumpkins will get smashed and stolen this time of year, attributing it to typical Halloween hijinks. And maybe things would have been different in this case if the unknown thief were to have taken another pumpkin.
“The fact that it was only my toddler son’s pumpkin was the thing that was really upsetting about it,” Reina tells WNEW’s Kevin Patrick.
She is confident the thief has seen the sign and has gotten her message with all the media attention the family has received.