Last month, a gilded bronze sculpture of a giant cookie outside the cookie baker Bahlsen's office in Hanover, Germany, was stolen. This week, the culprit - all dressed up in Cookie Monster outfit- sent police a ransom note with cut-up letters:
"I have the cookie! And you want it," the letter read, according to the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ) newspaper. The letter - comprised in the traditional ransom note style of newspaper cuttings - is said to be signed by a "Cookie Monster". The individual wants Bahlsen to supply the hospital with its Leibniz biscuits, preferably the whole milk variety.
The real Cookie Monster claimed he was framed:
But we're not so sure about his innocence. After all, cookies are irresistible to voracious Muppet.