01/31/2013

'Cookie monster' steals iconic golden cookie, ransoms cookies for sick kids

"Otherwise it will end up with the Oscar [the Grouch] in the dustbin," the letter says

UPI

HANNOVER, Germany — The culprit behind the theft of a golden cookie from a German company's headquarters dressed as Cookie Monster for a picture accompanying a ransom note.

Bahlsen headquarters in Hannover said the Leibniz cookie, which has been on display outside the facility since 1913, was stolen during the weekend and chairman Werner Behlsen offered a $1,353.90 reward for information leading to its return, The Local.de reported Wednesday.

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