Sweet little mystery: Why are they doing this? Why?
They come in the night and vandalise the town with doughnuts, cakes, and even potato salad – but nobody knows who they are.
Police in a Portland suburb have a sticky situation on their hands: for more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing doughnuts in lawns and leaving cakes strewn about the streets. According to Hillsboro police, the baked-goods bandits first struck on June 1, smearing a maple bar across a car wind-shield.
In the weeks since, the pastry perpetrators have occasionally turned to healthier fare, leaving yoghurt, bread and potato salad on vehicles and in driveways, although most of the incidents have involved sweets, said police spokesman Lieutenant Mike Rouches.
Amateur sleuths within the neighbourhood collected frosting and sprinkles, and traced pastries back to at least two supermarkets in the area. “We think the suspects probably went to a dumpster where a grocery store had thrown out day-old pastries,” Rouches said.