15 pounds of Halloween candy stolen from porch

(WPTV) – Caught on camera, these three boys trick or treating steal themselves a jackpot.

While this local homeowner was with her three year old trick or treating, these kids decided to take the 15 pounds of candy she left on her porch.

Apparently the candy wasn’t enough, one boy decided to take the bowl as well, shoving it inside a backpack.

We showed the video to Greg DePalma, the Delray Beach man told me sadly, he’s not surprised.

He believes what the video shows is proof of why fewer people want to participate in the Halloween tradition, “If you can’t leave candy out for little kids around 6-7 o’clock at night, then how can you trust anyone else around there.”

The woman who posted the video did not want to talk on camera, but she said in an online post that she’s done with Halloween, “Next year I’ll just shut the lights off like everyone else and save myself the hassle.”

Tibe Jordan has his own Halloween horror story.  He left a bowl of candy out while he was working late three years ago, “I came back around 10:30 and all the candy was gone and the bowl was in a million pieces. That was the end of my Halloween that night.”

This year he was home, but not a single kid in costume came to his West Boca house for candy.

Has Halloween gone from a fun walk around the neighborhood for kids to a party night for adults?  Both DePalma and Jordan think so.

The homeowner who posted this video wrote “Halloween is supposed to preserve just a little bit of innocence that is left in these kids.”

Maybe not anymore, but Jordan still has hope for next year, “A year will go by and I’ll be into it again and I’ll buy more candy even though I said I wouldn’t.”