Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Owner Of Missing Donut Says He Suspects Best Friend


Edmonds, WA

The owner of a day-old, Powdered Sugar Cake Donut missing for more than four hours told a judge he believes his roommate and best friend is involved in the disappearance, according to court documents released today.

The owner of the donut, Chesty, a 9-year-old, neutered Domestic Short Hair, told investigators that the suspect was in the kitchen near the area where the donut was sleeping on the counter just before its disappearance.

The initial decision to question the suspect, whose name has been withheld, was based on information provided to law enforcement including his weight and eating habits.


Police said they fear the worst possible outlook for the young donut, who friends described as " a sweet person with a terrific outlook"

Chesty said he entered the kitchen around noon to find the pink bakery box pried open and the donut missing. He immediately grew worried and called police.

He said he brought the donut home on Sunday morning along with 12 others, whom he ate that day.

Before the donut’s disappearance Chesty said his relationship with the suspect was "a clean slate, as far as I can tell."


Neighbor Barb said the suspect “is fat, so I think maybe he ate it.”

Court documents appeared to confirm a report by a neighbor with allegations the suspect was seen wandering around a playground that afternoon “playing with little children with powdered sugar caught in his beard.”

“(The suspect) was smiling and carrying on as if nothing was wrong,” said neighbor Barb, a 5-year-old, spayed Domestic Short Hair. “He was completely oblivious to the powdered sugar on his chin.”

Another neighbor said today at a news conference that she remembered (the suspect) was once a member of the notorious cult Weight Watchers. "I've known him a long time," she said. "There’s a hole in this story somewhere, I know he's lying."


Police visited the donut’s previous home and questioned relatives in the hope he’d escaped and somehow made contact with them

Police are hoping to find the donut, but also are pursuing the possibility that the donut may have escaped on its own. They distributed fliers asking for information on his whereabouts hours after it vanished.

A call to the suspect’s lawyer was not immediately returned today.

Sharyn Thoma-Guay reporter-at-large

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