Cake puns will surely abound with this curious case out of Kelso Washington, as one man has been arrested for dipping into a 9-year-old’s birthday cake – not once, but twice.
According to KATU News, the story begins with a woman who entered the courthouse in Kelso with a birthday cake. When Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Connor stopped the woman at the metal detector and asked her why she brought a cake in with her, she explained it was for her daughter’s birthday. She said she didn't want to leave the adorable Tinker Bell cake in the car because she was afraid her dog would have eat it.
What happened next might never be fully understood but Robert Eric Fredrickson (he has three names now that he’s a criminal) entered the courthouse and decided to dive right in when he saw the cake. With no knife, no fork, and no plate handy, Fredrickson used what God gave him – his hands.
When the man stopped at the drinking fountain to wash the cake off his hands, he was confronted by Deputy Connor.
"I said 'stand right there, don't move.' I went to get some towels to clean him up before I dealt with him and no sooner had I turned my back on him and he was back on the cake again. And then all hell broke loose," Connor said.
When another deputy on duty grabbed Fredrickson’s cake-slathered hand, he resisted, causing the cake to go flying and the nearby table to go down.
Fredrickson wasn’t able to have his cake and eat it, too (groan), as he was promptly arrested on charges of third-degree theft and resisting arrest.
Of course, Connor’s peers at the sheriff’s office won’t let this one die down anytime soon, and he was greeted with a piece of cake with a fake handcuffed hand in it on his desk this morning. Connor is taking it all in stride, joking with KATU News that the man was arrested for "felonious frosting fondling."
Fortunately for the little girl whose birthday was ruined without even knowing it, Safeway replaced the cake.
You guessed it – this story takes the cake.