Pumpkin chuckers caught, become pumpkin scrubbers

Minta Christopherson

Guards caught three teens suspected of smashing pumpkins on a Puget Sound area grade school wall after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected them November 4.

Operator Minta Christopherson received an impact-activated alert from the school’s audio security system just after 11 p.m.  She heard what could be something falling over and called the guard service to investigate.

The security guards found where pumpkins had been smashed outside near the library and located three juveniles in the field near the school.  The kids were detained until their parents arrived to pick them up.

The next day, teachers arrived to find the kids scrubbing dried pumpkin off the school wall.