English police say they foiled an 'eggs-travagent' plot to steal Cadbury chocolates
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
The Grinch who stole Easter. British police arrested a man, quote, "presumably purporting to be the Easter Bunny" after he stole 200,000 creme eggs - you know, the ones with the gooey, white and yellow centers. Joby Pool broke into an industrial park in the English town of Telford last week and backed a truck tractor up to a semitrailer. Inside were those creme eggs, along with other chocolate treats. Police described the heist as one that required significant planning, like the theme music BJ Leiderman writes for our program. The creme egg scheme mastermind was busted on the highway. All eggs and chocolates were reportedly recovered. Joby Pool has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month. The sweets are now estimated to be worth about $40,000. Children of Telford, rejoice. And dentists of Telford, start your drills.
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