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FCSO workers replace pumpkins for elderly woman targeted by vandals
Two employees of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office recently replaced an elderly woman's pumpkins that had been destroyed by vandals. - photo by For the FCN

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office employees are being hailed for their efforts to help an elderly woman whose yard display of pumpkins was destroyed.

According to the sheriff’s office, the woman woke up Friday morning to find her pumpkins had been smashed.

The woman, who lives in south Forsyth, alerted authorities, according to Robin Regan, spokesman for the sheriff’s office. But as these types of “pointless acts of damage are difficult to solve,” the agency was unable to do much.

However, the dispatcher and deputy who responded to the call felt bad for the woman, so they decided to get her a new display.

The next day, when both were off duty, they went shopping, Regan said. The efforts of the two, who wish to remain anonymous, resulted in a sport utility vehicle full of pumpkins. They left the new display on the woman’s porch with a note.