The way the cookie crumbles: ‘Cookie Monster’ returns missing biscuit

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The way the cookie crumbles: ‘Cookie Monster’ returns missing biscuit Get short URLLink copied to clipboardemail story to a friendprint versionPublished: 06 February, 2013, 12:55

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A golden “Leibniz Keks” cookie, the logo of the German Bahlsen biscuit company, is fixed on a horse statue of the “Niedersachsenpferd”, the heraldic animal of Lower Saxony, standing in front of the Leibniz university in Hanover. (AFP Photo / Jochen Luebke)The giant “golden biscuit” logo stolen from one of Germany’s best-known food manufacturers by a thief known as the ‘Cookie Monster’ has been spotted by police hanging from a horse statue in Hanover. ­The “Cookie Monster”, claiming to be the Sesame Street character, became the talk of the town after he explained his theft stunt in a letter to the owners of the sign, Bahlsen.”Because Werni loves the biscuit as much as I do and now always cries and misses the biscuit so badly, I’m giving it back to him!!!” the letter reportedly said, referring to Werner Michael Bahlsen, the head of Bahlsen, which makes the famous Liebnitz brand of cookies.A combined photo of ‘Cookie Monster’ and a blackmail letter received by the newspaper reading that the stolen logo of German cookies company Bahlsen will be given back. (AFP Photo / Michael Thomas)­According to Spiegel Online, the ‘Monster’ demanded the company provide treats for a local children’s hospital if it ever wanted to see the golden cookie again. Although the head of Bahlsen offered to donate 52,000 packs of biscuits to different organizations on its safe return, he said the company “refused to be blackmailed” and was not going to meet the thief’s demands.Shortly before the emblem was discovered, a local newspaper received one more letter from the ‘Cookie Monster’’, accompanied by a photograph of the naughty character pretending to take a bite out of the golden biscuit. The author of the letter promised to return the missing cookie.”);
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­The 20 kilogram sought-after cookie was attached to the statue at the city’s Leibniz University, with a red ribbon tied around it. Forensic scientists take off a golden “Leibniz Keks” cookie, the logo of the German Bahlsen biscuit company, from a horse statue of the “Niedersachsenpferd”, the heraldic animal of Lower Saxony, standing in front of the Leibniz university in Hanover. (AFP Photo / Jochen Luebke)­The “Cookie Monster”, claiming to be the Sesame Street character, became the talk of the town after he explained his theft stunt in a letter to the owners of the sign, Bahlsen.”Because Werni loves the biscuit as much as I do and now always cries and misses the biscuit so badly, I’m giving it back to him!!!” the letter reportedly said, referring to Werner Michael Bahlsen, the head of Bahlsen, which makes the famous Liebnitz brand of cookies.A combined photo of ‘Cookie Monster’ and a blackmail letter received by the newspaper reading that the stolen logo of German cookies company Bahlsen will be given back. (AFP Photo / Michael Thomas)­According to Spiegel Online, the ‘Monster’ demanded the company provide treats for a local children’s hospital if it ever wanted to see the golden cookie again. Although the head of Bahlsen offered to donate 52,000 packs of biscuits to different organizations on its safe return, he said the company “refused to be blackmailed” and was not going to meet the thief’s demands.Shortly before the emblem was discovered, a local newspaper received one more letter f
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rom the ‘Cookie Monster’’, accompanied by a photograph of the naughty character pretending to take a bite out of the golden biscuit. The author of the letter promised to return the missing cookie.

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The way the cookie crumbles: ‘Cookie Monster’ returns missing biscuit


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