A man was just entering the Hall of Justice for a court appearance on an indecent exposure charge. When he saw the cake come out of the metal detector, he did what any sober and sensible person would do: he jammed his hand inside it. When a sheriff’s deputy told him not to, he apparently dove in face-first. Law enforcement restrained him. He was jailed on suspicion of third-degree theft.
Surveillance video? Why, yes, we do have it!
The heartwarming part of this story is also the part relevant to consumers: Grocery chain Safeway offered to replace the cake. A woman who accompanied him to the courthouse claims that he was not high at the time of the cake-snarfing.
Child’s birthday cake at Hall of Justice sparks struggle, arrest [The Daily News]