Cookie Monster Thief Wants to Return Cookie Sculpture

This is the most bizarre crime story we've ever read

If you ever decide to steal a cookie statue, please dress up like Cookie Monster.

Last month, officials noticed that a $130 giant gold cookie was missing from a historic Germany cookie company, Bahlsen.

The cookie, which was made of gold-plated bronze, weighed 44 pounds, was suspended 17 feet above the ground inbetween two nude statues. It was last noticed on Jan. 3.

Since then, an unknown person has sent a ransom note for the cookie. The note, which included a photo of someone dressed up in a Cookie Monster costume, eating the golden cookie, demanded that Bahlsen give cookies to children in hospitals across Hanover and donate $1,400 to an animal home. ""I have the cookie! And you want it," the letter read, the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ) newspaper reported.

Since then, Bahlsen has promised to donate 52,000 cookie packages to charities if the cookie is returned. The Cookie Monster thief has sent a second note saying he wants to return it, AP reports. All notes, naturally, were written in cut-out letters, like movie ransom notes. It's seriously the perfect crime.

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