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OutFront OutThere: Wichita Police Department Embroiled in Game of Cat and Mouse
January 27th, 2013
03:35 PM ET

OutFront OutThere: Wichita Police Department Embroiled in Game of Cat and Mouse

(CNN) – Police in Wichita, Kansas are on the hunt for some very nimble offenders.

The culprits infiltrated the evidence and property room building in downtown Wichita and escaped with several ounces of marijuana.

In their stomach.

"This is just one of those situations where some were able to get in and get to the good stuff,” Lieutenant Doug Nolte, a 20-year veteran of the police department’s force, tells CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront.

Evidence custodians first noticed the missing contraband when they were sifting through evidence bins connected to cases from 2009.

The culprits appeared to have chewed through three evidence bags of marijuana to get to the substance.

But what exactly were the clerks doing in evidence bins from four years ago?

“Hollywood often portrays it as dirty cops go through the evidence locker and steal drugs and money…these guys were simply doing their due diligence and ensuring no evidence had been tampered with,” Nolte explains.

The thieves would have escaped, virtually undetected, except for one egregious error.

They dropped their droppings behind.

A composite of the alleged offender pictured here in a sketch released by the Wichita Kansas Police Department. Rumored to be the dangerous Munchie Mouse, a distant relative of the late Mickey of Walt Disney fame, residents of Wichita are on edge. Anyone with information is encouraged to step forward and rat him out.Courtesy: Lt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Kansas Police Department

A composite of the alleged offender pictured here in a sketch released by the Wichita Kansas Police Department. Rumored to be the dangerous Munchie Mouse, a distant relative of the late Mickey of Walt Disney fame, residents of Wichita are on edge. Anyone with information is encouraged to step forward and rat him out.
Courtesy: Lt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Kansas Police Department

That’s because the robbers in question are rodents.

Nolte says the police department has called in the cavalry by teaming up with the building’s exterminator.

“I guess we must have some mice that are stoners,” he says.

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