The Great Pumpkin Heist: 22 Gourds Stolen

Joliet police issued a compliance ticket to a 37-year-old man for probable cause of theft in a case they have dubbed “The Great Pumpkin Theft.” About 11 PM October 5 at the 1401 W. Jefferson St. Jewel-Osco, Joliet police officers stopped a vehicle after someone called and said a man was stealing pumpkins from the store, Joliet police Sergeant Christopher Botzum said in an email.

Botzum said the officers found pumpkins inside a vehicle driven by Scott A. Kalkis of Joliet, who did not have a receipt for them. Store staff also said they did not sell any pumpkins at the time, Botzum said. Kalkis was given… The Herald-News

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