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February 4, 2013
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COOKIE MONSTER STEALS COOKIE

A 44-pound metal cookie has been stolen outside of a German factory.   The giant golden cookie has been a landmark as part of a statue at German cookie manufacturer Bahlsen’s factory since 1913 until it was stolen in late January.   Police did not know where to begin looking for suspects until a ransom note came to them.   The note was made up of magazine and newspaper clippings and was signed by the “Cookie Monster” and was sent to a local newspaper.   The letter demanded that a shipment of cookies were to be sent to a local children’s hospital. “The one’s with milk chocolate, not the ones with dark chocolate or without chocolate,” the demand read.   Police have been baffled by the theft receiving no other clues or leads. German officials say that the theft could in part do with the rising costs of precious metals.   The owner of the cookie factory, Werner Bahlsen made an appeal for the cookie’s safe return saying that he refuses to be blackmailed.     [via Time]

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