The sister of a New Mexico woman charged with the theft of a $2 pumpkin said the incident was accidental.
"I'm in disbelief -- the more I talk about it, the angrier I get," Atencio said.
Atencio said Medina spent $75 on food at the pumpkin patch and was approached by police when she picked up a small pumpkin, worth $2, on her way out of the patch.
"(Medina) said, 'Oh my god, I'm so sorry. Can I pay for them?' (They said), 'Nope,' and she was handcuffed immediately -- end of story, no ifs or buts," Atencio said.
Medina refused to plead guilty to the theft charge.
"(Medina) is a college student, and she's never been in trouble and never been arrested," Atencio said.