Man wearing Cookie Monster shirt accused of stealing cookies, police say

Man wearing Cookie Monster shirt accused of stealing cookies, police say
In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019 photo, the Cookie Monster dances in a parade during a preview day at SeaWorld Orlando opening of Sesame Street land in Orlando, Fla., an addition to central Florida's theme park landscape aimed at young families. (Source: AP Photo/John Raoux)

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.

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