Birthday cake attacked in courthouse

KELSO, Wash. (AP) - October 3, 2013

The chocolate cake passed through a metal detector and was sitting on a table when it was attacked.

Cake and frosting went flying when a Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy grabbed the cake molester and took him to the ground. A local newspaper says more deputies rushed to help Tuesday, only to end up smeared with frosting.

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

A local grocery offered to replace the cake.

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