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Liz Evans Scolforo
  • Police said there was no damage, just quite a mess on the Warrington Twp. woman's porch
  • More than a year ago, vandals hurled whoopie pies at the woman's porch, police said

A Warrington Township woman's vandalized front porch likely resembled the aftermath of a Gallagher performance at an all-you-can-eat spaghetti fest.

State police said that overnight Monday, mischief-makers struck at the Old York Road home of a 47-year-old woman.

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They threw a small watermelon at her front-door steps, smashing it — but it was no regular watermelon, according to Trooper Rob Hicks, a state police spokesman.

The melon was stuffed with SpaghettiOs, police said, and left quite a mess on her porch.

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The prank is a bit more imaginative than the last time vandals left their mark on her home.

"Somebody threw whoopie pies at her front porch over a year ago," Hicks said.

He said police don't believe this week's mischief is related to the whoopie-pie affair and described it as random and isolated.

State police said vandals stuffed a small watermelon with SpaghettiOs, then hurled it at a woman's front porch.
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The woman's porch wasn't damaged, Hicks said, and there are no suspects, "just a mess."

The motive is unknown, he said.

Asked for details on the fruit/pasta mashup, Hicks said vandals likely partially hollowed out the small melon, then poured in the SpaghettiOs.

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Anyone with information about the culinarily challenged culprits is asked to call state police at (717) 428-1011.

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