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Here's How A Box Of Girl Scout Cookies Actually Helped Solve A Crime

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Posted on February 6, 2016, at 5:21 p.m. ET

As if you needed another reasons to love Girl Scout Cookies, a box of Thin Mints recently helped police track down and identify a getaway driver in Hemet, California.

Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar / CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: hinnosaar

According to the police department's Facebook page, officers attempted to stop the motorcyclist for a vehicle code violation. but he sped off and officers gave chase.

Hemet Police Department / Via Facebook: 509975339028943

During the chase, the motorcyclist threw something into the bushes just before police lost sight of him.

A little later, another officer spotted the motorcyclist pulling into a nearby trailer park.

Officers eventually found the item that the motorcyclist threw – a box of Thin Mints, which had a note attached with a phone number to call if interested in buying more cookies.

Kevin O'Mara / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Via Flickr: kevinomara

When police called the number, a sales representative said that a box of Thin Mints had, in fact, just been sold to a motorcyclist.

The sales representative then accompanied police to the trailer park to confirm the identity of the man who bought the cookies.

The suspect, 31-year-old Joseph Kopff, is now in custody for felony reckless evading, and is being held on $100,000 bail.

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