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Pumpkins and Pigs: A Big Misunderstanding

School employee accidentally gives away hundreds of pumpkins



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    A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs.

    Foster's Daily Democrat reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier this week after a festival in Somersworth, in southeast New Hampshire on the Maine border. The pumpkins had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair.

    But a farmer, who police didn't identify, saw the bins of pumpkins and asked a school employee if he could take them for his pigs.

    Police Capt. Russ Timmons says the employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved and gave the farmer the go-ahead.

    Timmons says no charges will be filed even though "the only ones that are happy in this whole thing are the hogs."

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