100-pound pumpkin that was stolen from the front porch of the Newcomer home.
100-pound pumpkin that was stolen from the front porch of the Newcomer home. (Submitted)

Jaiden Newcomer was crushed when someone stole his 100-pound pumpkin from the front porch of his York City home overnight Monday.

"He bawled for 15 minutes," said his grandmother, Josie Tomchick of Dallastown.

But 9-year-old Jaiden is feeling better, now that a local plant nursery has offered to replace the wayward gourd, according to Tomchick.

She said she would be driving Jaiden and his brother, 5-year-old Peyton, to Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses in Mechanicsburg to pick up the new pumpkin at 5 p.m. Friday.

"They said it's the biggest pumpkin they have," Tomchick said. "Jaiden wanted to go right away to pick it up. ... I'm happy for him."

Prize pumpkin: Jaiden -- the son of Corey and Amy Newcomer -- won the stolen pumpkin from an Oktoberfest celebration at Cape Horn Beverage in Windsor Township, his grandmother said.

He did so by correctly guessing its weight, she said.

Four adult family members worked together to lift it onto the porch, according to Tomchick.

"They put it on a wheelbarrow to move it," she said.

Tomchick said she's sure the thief or thieves won't be returning the massive pumpkin, likely because they destroyed it.

It was taken overnight Monday from the porch of the Newcomer's home in the 1200 block of Edison Street, she said.

Anyone with information on the missing pumpkin can email the Newcomer family at acjpnewcomer@comcast.net.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.