Woman on Trial for Stealing $2 Pumpkin

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MORIARTY, New Mexico - A woman arrested for stealing a $2 pumpkin is now facing a jury trial that could cost tax payers big money.

23 year old Lauren Medina was arrested after allegedly picking up a small pumpkin last October from McCall's Pumpkin Patch. Medina allegedly spent the entire day, and $75, at the patch.

According to Medina's family, Lauren thought it was free.

"They said oh my god I'm so sorry, can we pay for them? Nope. Handcuffed immediately. End of story. No ifs ands or butts," says Annette Atencio, Medina's sister.

Medina was given the option to plead guilty and do probation. She refused, so now the case heads to a jury trial.

McCall's Pumpkin Patch is closed for the season and didn't return calls for comment.

The jury trial begins Tuesday.


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