FOREST GROVE, Ore. (Gray News) - By the time Forest Grove police officers arrived at a convenience store, the man they were looking for had already left.
All they knew was that he was wearing a Cookie Monster shirt.
The store clerk told them the suspect came to the store in the middle of the night last week, gobbled down half a package of cookies and didn’t pay.
The trail had gone cold, but investigators caught a break the next day when the suspect went to police headquarters to confess, police said.
The unidentified man told police he had taken a cookie without paying but claimed it was all a misunderstanding. Officers weren’t buying it and gave him a citation for third-degree theft.