Doorbell footage captures woman taking all sweets and then blames it on son when caught
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There's always one person on Halloween who grabs a few too many sweets from the bucket, but families were left in shock yesterday as one woman took all the treats from a number of different houses, before blaming it on her son.
In a post on Reddit, Ring doorbell footage shows the mum and her son - who is dressed as Spider-Man - grabbing handfuls of sweets from one house and putting them into their trick or treat bucket.
Although it's tradition for trick or treaters to knock or ring the doorbell, some houses often leave sweets and chocolate outside their front door in bowls or buckets, so they and their family are not disturbed, or if they're out trick or treating too or at work.
At one house, the owner asks the mum to 'please leave some for the other kids'.
She responds explaining they were looking for peanut butter M&Ms, but it seems the owners had watched her on their doorbell.
"Yeah I know you took the whole bin," he says. "I saw you on camera."
The mum then chucks some back out of her bucket, appearing to scold her son and telling him 'come on'.
But it seems the pair continue at the next house, with the boy walking away from the steps with a bucket brimming with treats.
And other Redditors were shocked by the video, with many commenting while others shared their own experiences.
One person wrote: "Great lesson to teach her kid."
While another said: "Who the hell needs that much candy?"
And a third added: "I used to take 1 sweet from each house and my parents made sure I didn't take more. This kid has got the opposite extreme."
Meanwhile a fourth commented: "His mom is taking his holiday fun away first of all. She's getting the candy, he's not even included by her."
And a fifth said: "This happened to me tonight. Left the bowl out so I could change my two-year-old into their costume and after 10 minutes it was empty. Street is empty. It sucks cause we’re poor and I used a $5 target gift card to buy candy and couldn’t get more."
Another shared their own similar experience, adding that they no longer hand out sweets because some people can be too greedy.
"This is why I don't put out candy for people," they wrote. "The first people to stop by my house took ALL the candy.
"I didn't want to hand out candy myself and figured people in my neighborhood were decent humans beings. That was the last time I bought candy for trick or treaters. Now I just buy candy for myself and enjoy my night."
What would you do?