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Thief Steals Car With 224 Dozen Cookies in Trunk

December 22, 1988

DALLAS (AP) _ A thief who swiped a car from a driveway got a bonus of enough home-made cookies for a Texas-size Christmas party, but the sweets may not be worth it since they were intended for the sheriff’s department.

Cynthia Gammill said there were 224 dozen cookies in the trunk of her stolen car. They were baked by members of the First United Methodist Church of Dallas for members of the Dallas County sheriff’s office who have to work Christmas.

When the women found out there would be 600 people working on the holiday, they began baking the 2,688 cookies right after Thanksgiving.

Sheriff’s department spokesman Jim Ewell said he hopes the thieves will discover the cookies and realize they were destined for lawmen and abandon the car because ″they don’t want to deal with it.″

The women are back to their ovens.

″They all said they are willing to bake another two dozen by Friday,″ Ms. Gammill said.

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