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Friday, October 05, 2007

Best News Story of the Year So Far

This story puts my faith back in law enforcement:

Alleged doughnut-snatcher jailed
Intelligencer Journal

Published: Oct 04, 2007 1:48 AM EST

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. - A 39-year-old woman was arrested outside an East Lampeter Township grocery store Wednesday and charged with having a stolen doughnut in the back of her pants, investigators said.

Police allege Lynn K. Dailey, of 244 W. Lemon St., stole a single 44-cent doughnut and walked out of Weis Market at 1603 Lincoln Highway East.

Police were tipped off to the theft by witnesses at the store, and within minutes they found the woman hiding across the street at a nearby business, they said.

Dailey was wanted for an outstanding bench warrant and spent the night in Lancaster County Prison Wednesday, East Lampeter Township police Sgt. James McElheny said.

"A 44-cent doughnut resulted in her being turned over to (the) Lancaster city prison, where she is waiting to see a county judge," McElheny said.

Dailey's warrant was issued for a parole violation.

Police said Dailey walked into the store about 2:30 p.m. and concealed the doughnut in the back of her pants.

Dailey then ran out of the store and crossed Pitney Road while witnesses called 911, police said. Police arrested her outside Gilbert's Automotive, 32 Pitney Road.

She was charged with retail theft for allegedly taking the doughnut, McElheny said.

Asked what type of doughnut police recovered from the woman, McElheny said, "smushed."

E-mail: bhambright@lnpnews.com