'Cookie Monster' Steals Century-Old Cookie Sculpture
And sends two ransom notes
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2013 3:37 PM CST
In this publicity image released by the Sesame Workshop, the character Cookie Monster from the children's program, "Sesame Street," is shown.   (AP Photo/Sesame Workshop)

(Newser) – A century-old, 44-pound cookie sculpture was stolen last month from outside a famous German bakery, and police have now received two "ransom" notes. Both included pictures of a person dressed as Cookie Monster putting the golden cookie in his or her mouth, Spiegel reports; the AP adds that the most recent note was written using cut-out letters. The first letter demanded that the company deliver cookies to hospitalized children, but the most recent letter indicates a change of heart.

"Because Werni loves the biscuit as much as I do and now always cries and misses the biscuit so badly, I'm giving it back to him!!!" it reads, likely making a reference to baker owner Werner Michael Bahlsen. Bahlsen had offered to donate 52,000 packages of cookies to various organizations upon the statue's safe return, but he added that the company won't be blackmailed.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
'Cookie Monster' Steals Century-Old Cookie Sculpture is...
64%
3%
3%
12%
2%
16%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 8 comments
Tomsylvania
Feb 5, 2013 3:27 PM CST
I got it guys- "that's how the cookie crumbles"
$28919642
Feb 5, 2013 7:37 AM CST
"C" is for Cookie that's good enough for me, "C" is for cookie that's good enough for me, "C" is for cookie that's good enough for me, Oh! cookie, cookie, cookie starts with "C"!
getreal727
Feb 5, 2013 6:31 AM CST
All Crime should be like this :)