German Company's Giant Cookie Goes Missing

The kidnapper sent a ransom note: "I have the biscuit!" It demanded the company donate cookies to children in a local hospital, and the reward to an animal shelter. It was signed: Cookie Monster.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When the huge golden cookie that stood for 100 years outside the headquarters of a big German cookie maker went missing, the company put up a reward. Then the kidnapper sent a ransom note. I have the biscuit, it said with text cut from magazines. It demanded the company donate cookies to children in a local hospital, and the reward to an animal shelter. Signed: Cookie Monster. Cute. But so far the bakery has not bitten. It's MORNING EDITION.

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