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Would-be fudge bandit nabbed, Duluth police say

One arrested in connection to chocolatey mess

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Fudge, similar to that stolen from Miller Hill Mall in a bungled burglary on Monday. Getty Images
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A hungry crook tasted only sweet defeat after getting caught trying to steal a garbage can full of fudge from Miller Hill Mall on Monday, Duluth police reported.

After responding to a report of suspicious individuals at the mall, Duluth police located two people fleeing and arrested one, said Duluth Police Department spokesperson Ingrid Hornibrook.

A stolen coin donation bucket covered in fudge was found in a ditch, and the garbage can full of fudge was found nearby.

"I wish we knew what their plan was with all that fudge, but getting into trouble over that tasty treat certainly wasn't worth it!" Hornibrook said.

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Brooks Johnson was an enterprise/investigative reporter and business columnist at the Duluth News Tribune from 2016 to 2019.
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