Around 6pm last evening, an empty cookie package was found lying on the floor of the Dining Room district, several feet from its lid. The package was last seen in the center of the dinner table only an hour before, containing approximately 8 remaining macaroons. The victim, who received the cookies as a birthday gift on Tuesday, was understandably distraught when he discovered they'd been taken.
The primary suspect is a lanky Smooth Fox Terrier associated with previous food disappearance cases, only one of which resulted in his actual conviction. The suspect was apprehended just over two years ago when he was caught standing on the dinner table with his face buried in a bowl of leftover cous-cous. Shortly afterward he was brought in for questioning when an entire bag of chocolate chip cookies went missing. As the cookies were never found, the case was dropped due to a lack of evidence. The investigator claims that during the interview she heard Frank belch smugly in gastric satisfaction, but the defendent countered this accusation, stating he was simply clearing his throat.
Other suspects in last night's caper include a Corgi/Chihuahua cross with deceiving Precious Moment eyes, and her acrobatic accomplice, a small black feline with a ninja-like ability to fade into the shadows. All three suspects have been brought in for questioning, but each were able to provide what appear to be solid alibis. Frank was allegedly with his best friend all evening, taking in a movie across town in the Bedroom neighborhood, while Ein and Fuu were seen with a friend, hanging around an arcade in the Lounge neighborhood. As detectives have been unable to pinpoint the exact time of the crime, and the macaroons have not been found, police fear the case may never be solved.
The usually talkative terrier has kept noticeably quiet since he was brought in for questioning, however. But the investigator swears she heard him belch...