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‘Jack-Yo-Lantern’ wins pilfered pumpkin caption contest

Posted at 12:25 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 00:25:32-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Surveillance video that captured a thief pilfering a custom engraved pumpkin from a Jackson Ward business led to a creative influx of captions on social media.

Big Secret, a laser engraving company, held a caption contest to mock the sticky-fingered thief who dropped one of their custom engraved gourds several times as he was in the process of stealing it. The suspect eventually managed to get the pumpkin into the awaiting getaway red pickup.

“Our laser engraved pumpkin was stolen last night at the stroke of midnight! Provide the BEST caption for this surveillance video and we will laser a pumpkin for YOU and the Richmond nonprofit of your choosing,” the company posted on its Facebook Tuesday.

Sean Tulgetske came up with the winning caption: “Jacked-Yo-Lantern." He now scores a custom laser engraved pumpkin for himself and the non-profit of his choice.

The company said the crook can keep the custom jack-o-lantern.