Halloween Candy Stolen From 10-year-old Boy

Posted at 10:52 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 23:52:47-04

A 10-year-old boy in Sumner County was heartbroken to see thieves get away with his Halloween candy after he went door-to-door for almost two hours, but he didn't let them get him down. 

Jacob Crotzer spent Halloween night with his sister and a few friends in the Autumn Creek subdivision in Hendersonville.

After nearly two hours of trick-or-treating, the group sat down and talked together. 

While they talked, a group of teens stole Crotzer's Frankenstein bucket with a green flashing light from inside a van. 

"We were on the porch inside and he wanted to go get his candy and then he saw some guy take off with his bucket," Jacob's sister Brooklynn Allgood said.

Jacob said he was angry the thieves, who got away in a Silver Camaro.

"They pulled into another driveway then they came back. They said 'are you looking for this' and then I started getting upset," he said. 

A family friend called police about the incident. Crotzer's mom took to social media and asked if anyone else had been robbed that night.

"I got pretty mad because what teenagers takes a child's candy," Allgood said.

Crotzer received candy from other friends, even his sister's school bus driver heard what happened and delivered candy to him Wednesday morning.

"When I woke up, my mom showed me it and I felt happy," Crotzer smiled.

He said he has so much candy, he's decided to donate some to others.

"I think it would be pretty nice to kids that didn't even get candy and they didn't get to go out on Halloween and go trick-or-treating and didn't get any kind candy. I think it would be nice to donate some of it that we don't eat," he said.

Police were aware of the situation but have not located the getaway car.