Cupcake theft is not a victimless crime.
And a Kansas City security guard was not about to let his daughter get away with it. After all, it was quite a heist!
The man’s daughter was just three at the time, but the criminal mastermind used a combination of cuteness and cunning to carry out her misdeeds.
Apparently, the crime was discovered when dad walked back into the family kitchen to see that there were far fewer cupcakes left on the counter than he expected. And he just happened to know someone with motive, means, and opportunity.
Dad questioned the pint-sized suspect about the crime – and she showed no remorse at all! In fact, she rolled her eyes.
The law enforcement officer decided to record the interrogation and millions have viewed it since it was uploaded in October of 2016.
To catch a thief
“Are you aware that we have had several cupcake thefts?” the dad asks his adorable daughter.
And she’s aware alright! After all, who leaves out a bunch of cupcakes when there’s a toddler in the house. That sounds like a set-up to us.
The cupcake thief isn’t sorry – and she isn’t about to hide her crime.
“Yeah! I had four,” she sasses back, holding up 4 fingers to get her point across.
We’re impressed – and, frankly, we would like to see these cupcakes. It’s hard to believe she could eat 4 of them – that is until we see her newfound sugar-induced energy rush.
Dad can’t just let the suspect off, so he tells her she’s going to have to “go to jail.”
But she’s not having it.
“No, you go to jail!” she shouts back.
Then, a foot chase ensues.
Dad pretends to call for backup:
“We have a black female running, she’s a felony suspect in a cupcake theft. We’re going westbound on parallel, speeds of 10 miles per hour, currently no traffic. Send back up, send back up!” he jokingly says as he chases his daughter around the house.
The fame and glory
Not only did this tot get 4 whole cupcakes but she also received quite a bit of attention after her video went viral.
The video has been uploaded by multiple outlets, and each time viewers have offered to pay any legal fees associated with the incident. And, to be fair, he questioned her without a lawyer present, so we don’t think the case is going to stick.
Maybe that’s why dad decided, in the end, to show leniency despite the fact that she tried to evade capture.
There’s no telling just how many times this video has been seen since it’s been posted in so many places. But the comments are a testament to its cuteness.
“Everything about this is awesomeness. ..from the way she was rolling her eyes during “interrogation” lol …to dad pretending to breathe hard while chasing her, lol …well thought out and super cute dad. ..good job,” said one woman.
And other videos show that the princess of pastry picked out the loot herself!
It appears that the only punishment she “suffered” for her “crime” was that the next time she had to make her own cupcakes.
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