'Cookie Monster' sends 2nd note in sculpture theft

Police in Germany say someone dressed as the Cookie Monster has sent a second note regarding a stolen cookie sculpture — this time saying he wants to return it.

The combo photo released by Police in Hannover, northern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 shows a statue gracing the facade of German cookie baker Bahlsen's Hannover office before and after the rectangular gilded bronze sculpture was taken away. A police statement said a local newspaper received a picture Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 showing someone in an outfit similar to Sesame Street's Cookie Monster holding a golden cookie. The sender wrote to demand cookies be delivered to children at a city hospital. (AP Photo/Police Hannover)

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say someone dressed as the Cookie Monster has sent a second note regarding a stolen cookie sculpture — this time saying he wants to return it.

But officials aren't sure the person in the photo actually stole the 20-kilogram (44 pound), century-old sculpture.

The gilded bronze item was part of a statue outside German cookie baker Bahlsen's Hannover office, and it was reported stolen last month.

The Hannover police's statement says a local newspaper on Monday received a picture of someone dressed like the Sesame Street character holding what appears to be the stolen cookie.

The enclosed note is written in cut-out letters.

An earlier letter demanded that cookies be delivered to children at a city hospital, but the new note made no demands.

Associated Press
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