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Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer poses with the 100-pound pumpkin that was stolen from his family's front porch and the apology note that was attached to it upon its return, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his York, Pa. home. Newcomer won the pumpkin at an Oktoberfest celebration in Windsor Township. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

Thief returns Pennsylvania boy's giant 100-pound pumpkin

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Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer pulls a 100 lb. pumpkin into the backyard of his Spring Garden Township, Pa. home on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The pumpkin was a replacement for his original pumpkin, which he won at a fall festival, that was stolen. The stolen pumpkin was recently returned with an apology note to the boy. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

– A thief has returned a 100-pound pumpkin that a central Pennsylvania boy won by correctly guessing its weight – along with a note apologizing for the theft.

Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer of York won the pumpkin at an Oktoberfest celebration in Windsor Township. He had displayed the giant pumpkin on his family's porch until it was stolen last week.

But the York Dispatch reports the pumpkin was back on the family's porch Sunday evening after it returned from a weekend trip.

The thief also left a note saying: "I'm really sorry about taking your pumpkin, it was wrong of me, you earned the pumpkin, I didn't think my actions through nor realize who they were affecting. Sincerest apologies."

Amy Newcomer says her son is "very excited. He's beside himself."

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Information from: The York Dispatch, http://www.yorkdispatch.com

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