Scott Co. couple wakes up to find their pumpkin carved with swastika

Published: Oct. 25, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT
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One Georgetown couple is concerned after what they found carved into their pumpkin.

Deidre Hull and her wife, CJ, live in the Colony subdivision in Georgetown. They said it is usually a pretty quiet neighborhood. However, on Wednesday, they woke up to something unexpected.

A friend surprised the couple days ago with a pumpkin for them to carve with their child who they are in the process of adopting.

When Hull went to leave for work Wednesday morning, she noticed their uncarved pumpkin had been touched.

"They carved a nice happy Halloween face into it, used some detail, and then they carved a swastika," Hull said.

The couple was upset saying the prank felt kind of pointed. There was even a note on the back of the pumpkin, which said "thank you."

"It has a very direct meaning to my family. Not only my multiracial child, but my wife and I. We have fought very hard to get to where we are," she said.

When Hull looked around the neighborhood, other pumpkins and decorations appeared intact. The couple said while they don't want to make a big deal of it, they felt it was important to talk about.

"You may think it's a joke. You may think it's a game. Whatever. It really does affect my family and it affects how we feel about where we live and our safety in where we live," Hull said.

As for the pumpkin, the couple has a plan. They want to change the swastika to a heart and place the newly carved pumpkin front and center.

"We just have to love each other," Hull said.

After the couple posted about what happened on social media, they said many people in the community reached out offering to carve more pumpkins sharing messages of love.