Video shows nearly 200 pumpkins being stolen from NJ farm
WAYNE — The Halloween season got a bit scarier for a Passaic County family-run farm, where nearly 200 pumpkins were stolen overnight.
A surveillance video at Farms View Roadstand shows vehicles pulling up three separate times in the early morning hours Tuesday and stealing dozens of the bright, orange pumpkins from the neat rows of gourds in the farm's U-Pick section.
Todd Kuehn, the owner's son, told NBC New York that the stolen pumpkins would have likely sold for a total of $2,500 and $3,000.
The sprawling pumpkin patch and market is part of Kuehm Farm, which dates back to 1894, according to the website. Five generations of the Kuehm family have owned and operated the farm, which is open throughout the year. Every October, the farm lets customers pick pumpkins and offers hayrides.
The owners could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday night.
NBC reports that the family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the pumpkin thieves. Wayne Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 973-633-3530.
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