The great McLain Flats cupcake caper puzzles sheriff’s office |

The great McLain Flats cupcake caper puzzles sheriff’s office

Aspen Times Staff Report

Local law enforcement authorities are puzzling over what seems to have been a burglary by someone with an appetite for sweets and not much else.

Aspen native Matt Holstein, who lives in a house on McLain Flats, called the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department on July 21 to say that someone apparently had broken into his house overnight, according to Deputy Sheriff George Kremer.

But the only thing that was taken, Holstein said, was half a cupcake that Holstein and his girlfriend had brought home from a birthday party the night before and left on a kitchen countertop.

Hostein said they had definitely left the whole cupcake on the counter when they got home, and had discovered it half eaten when they got up the next morning. And while others do live in the house, Holstein continued, no one would admit to doing the deed.

Furthermore, Holstein said, the cupcake had definitely been eaten by human teeth, as opposed to mice, which he determined by examining the bite marks.

When Kremer said he could come up to examine the cupcake, however, Holstein said that would not be possible – his girlfriend had eaten the other half.

Kremer said he is keeping the report on file, mostly because Holstein was genuinely concerned that a stranger had walked into his home, but that the sheriff’s office was not planning an investigation at this point.

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