Thieves take the cake

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) These thieves really take the cake.

Early Tuesday, two men broke into the Resurrection Roadhouse and stole three slices of Chocolate Suicide Cake from the kitchen cooler, Alaska State Troopers said.

The burglars didn't steal anything else just the cake.

The Chocolate Suicide Cake, a triple-layered ordeal with chocolate fudge frosting between each layer and a chunk of chocolate fudge candy on top, is one of the roadhouse's best-selling dishes.

Delectable as the cake is, general manager Judy Martin said it's not worth breaking the law over. Trooper Sgt. Brandon Anderson, who has tried the dessert, had to agree. Breaking into the roadhouse could cost the burglars up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine, he said.

''Risking breaking in like that for a piece of cake,'' Anderson said. ''It's pretty amazing.''

A surveillance camera caught the men taking the cake, troopers said. Unfortunately, the thieves wore stocking caps and baggy clothes and couldn't be identified, Martin said.

Troopers say the thieves entered the roadhouse by removing a screen from a window and climbing through. Once inside, they took the cake from the cooler and fled.

''They took plates and forks too, and they left it all right there behind the building,'' Martin said.

Three forks and three empty plates were found behind the roadhouse. Troopers believe that's where the cake was consumed and that the third person probably was the lookout.

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