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#1 Hum

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:16

A German cookie manufacturer has found itself the victim of a crummy theft.

The Associated Press reports that police are on the lookout for a giant golden cookie that was stolen from a sculpture atop the Bahlsen headquarters in Hannover. The 100-year-old, 44-pound biscuit went missing earlier in January, baffling authorities until this week, when a ransom note was mailed to Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper along with a photo of the apparent thief holding the sculpture while dressed in a Cookie Monster costume.

"I have the cookie! And you want it," the letter reads, according to HAZ via Spiegel.

The perpetrator is demanding that Bahlsen donate cookies to a local children's hospital, making the effort to specify that the cookies be "milk chocolate." According to a HuffPost translation of HAZ, if his demands are not met, the gold cookie "will wind up in the trash with Oscar the Grouch."

The ransom note is signed "Krümel Monster" -- "Cookie Monster" in German.

HAZ confirmed to Der Spiegel that the same letter was also sent to Bahlsen, which is offering a €1,000 ($1,347) reward for any information that leads to the culprit's capture. The thief has further stipulated that the reward money be donated to a local animal shelter.

And though the motives of the cookie thief may be pure, a spokesperson for the children's hospital is quick to remind the public that this is still a rather serious instance of extortion.

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#2 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:25

Well, I guess if you're going to break the law you might as well do it in style. :laugh:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:33

I want 6 fresh sugar cookies a day, or your statue gets it.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:05

It's nice to meet a criminal with a sense of humor. :laugh:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:14

The perpetrator is demanding that Bahlsen donate cookies to a local children's hospital, making the effort to specify that the cookies be "milk chocolate."


Alright, this guy's crossed the line. Dark chocolate or death.