On March 3, workers at a Circle K convenience store alerted police that a shoplifter had just made off with a $1.19 package of "Pink White" cookies.
A Martin County sheriff's deputy responded to the call and encountered three men who matched the suspect's description -- one of whom was spotted with his hand in the proverbial cookie jar.
The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Sebastian Esteban, was "chewing and licking as crumbs fell from his lips," according to an affidavit obtained by WPTV.com.
When the deputy confronted Esteban, the suspect allegedly offered an explanation straight out "Sesame Street."
"Ya, I stole the cookies, I'm the cookie monster," he reportedly stated.
Esteban has been charged with misdemeanor petty theft and resisting arrest without violence.
Read more at WPTV.com.
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