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Here's How A Box Of Girl Scout Cookies Actually Helped Solve A Crime

Justice is sweet...and crunchy.

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During the chase, the motorcyclist threw something into the bushes just before police lost sight of him.

A little later, another officer spotted the motorcyclist pulling into a nearby trailer park.

Officers eventually found the item that the motorcyclist threw – a box of Thin Mints, which had a note attached with a phone number to call if interested in buying more cookies.


When police called the number, a sales representative said that a box of Thin Mints had, in fact, just been sold to a motorcyclist.

The sales representative then accompanied police to the trailer park to confirm the identity of the man who bought the cookies.

The suspect, 31-year-old Joseph Kopff, is now in custody for felony reckless evading, and is being held on $100,000 bail.

Thank you for your service, cookies.

Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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