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October 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Birthday cake sparks food fight in Kelso courthouse

The Associated Press

KELSO — A woman brought her child’s birthday cake into a Kelso courthouse, thinking that would be safer than leaving it in the car with her dog. She realized her error when a stranger grabbed and ate handfuls of the cake — twice.

Cake and frosting flew when a Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy grabbed the cake molester and took him to the ground. The Daily News of Longview says more deputies rushed to help Tuesday, only to end up smeared with frosting.

The chocolate cake was sitting on a table after it passed through a metal detector.

Deputy Joe Connor told KATU-TV that 50-year-old Robert Fredrickson was arrested for investigation of third-degree theft. The Daily News says the man was on his way to a court appearance.

Cake owner Michelle Flavin says she just came to the courthouse to help her sister with a legal matter.

A local grocery offered to replace the cake.

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