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Pumpkin smashers ruin Halloween spirit in Noblesville

Posted at 10:16 PM, Oct 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-05 23:34:14-04

NOBLESVILLE — Vandals in Noblesville are ruining the Halloween spirit. It was caught on camera and now one woman who was victimized twice wants the people responsible to be found.

For years, Jorga Moore-Newton has celebrated the holidays by putting extravagant decorations around her house.

"I'm kind of a big kid at heart, and so I just have fun with it," she said. "We had skeletons out here of just about everything we could find."

But, this year, she said her family is done with Halloween after someone destroyed their decorations.

"Last week it started. They came and got some of my pumpkins and smashed them out in the street," Moore-Newton said. "They went around through the neighborhood and got some other people."

And then it happened again Friday night.

"They came back and got some more of my pumpkins, and they're laying out in the street all smashed and it's just not worth it," Moore-Newton said.

Noblesville police said they have received five calls regarding vandalism of Halloween decorations. They believe the suspects are children, and there have been no arrests.

Moore-Newton has invested a lot of time and money into her Halloween display.

"It's better to just go ahead and put stuff up before they tear up everything else," she said.

She hopes someone will recognize the kids in the video so they can be held responsible.

"I know kids are kids, but this is not just being mischievous," Moore-Newton said. "This is vandalism, straight up."

Moore-Newton and her husband are pulling down their decorations so nothing else can be destroyed. She said no matter what happens, the Halloween spirit is ruined this year.

"At this point, they're going to pay me for the damage that was done," she said. "I would accept their apology. I'm not a vindictive person.

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