06 Feb Stolen giant cookie sculpture recovered
JOCHEN LUEBKE Credit: AFP/Getty Images
A golden “Leibniz Keks” cookie, the logo of the German Bahlsen biscuit company, is fixed on a horse statue of the “Niedersachsenpferd”, the heraldic animal of Lower Saxony, standing in front of the Leibniz university in Hanover, central Germany, on February 5, 2013. German police have recovered a cookie sculpture that may have been stolen by someone impersonating the Cookie Monster. The Bahlsen company was blackmailed by unknown persons who had stolen the golden cookie in January 2013, demanding the company to deliver free cookies to children’s hospitals in order to get the trademark sign back. After Bahlsen chairman Werner Bahlsen had promised to offer cookies to 52 social institutions, a golden cookie was found around the neck of the horse statue, but it’s not yet clear if it’s the original, 20 kg gold plated trademark.