Stolen giant cookie sculpture recovered

Stolen giant cookie sculpture recovered

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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, central Germany, on February 5, 2013. The Bahlsen company was blackmailed by unknown persons who had stolen the golden cookie in January 2013, demanding the company to deliver free cookies to children's hospitals in order to get the trademark sign back. After Bahlsen chairman Werner Bahlsen had promised to offer cookies to 52 social institutions, a golden cookie was found around the neck of the horse statue, but it's not yet clear if it's the original, 20 kg gold plated trade mark. AFP PHOTO / JOCHEN LUEBKE GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 8:57 AM

(AP) — German police have recovered a cookie sculpture that may have been stolen by someone impersonating the Cookie Monster.

Spokeswoman Jacobe Heers says the 44 pound gilded sculpture was found Tuesday morning outside a university. It was hanging from the neck of a horse sculpture with a red ribbon.

The century-old cookie was reported stolen last month from the office of a bakery company in Hannover.

A local newspaper later received a letter demanding cookies be delivered to children at a hospital. The paper also received a picture of someone dressed like Sesame Street's Cookie Monster holding what appeared to be the stolen cookie.

The Bahlsen company promised a reward of 52,000 packets of cookies for a charitable cause if their emblem turned up.

No suspect has been apprehended.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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