Stunning. Shocking. A mystery with movie potential.
A theft at the White Castle in Aurora on Rt. 59.
No, they didn't take any sliders. Or get an unauthorized refill of a drink.
It's much worse...
They took a 4' x 4' "White Castle Open 24 Hours" neon glass sign from INSIDE the White Castle.
According to the Aurora Police Department:
"On 1/22/12 at approx. 0332 hrs. the above subjects arrived at White Castle (444 N. Rt. 59) in the above black SUV. The subjects entered White Castle and a purchase (with cash) was made. Two of the three subjects removed a 4' X 4' "White Castle open 24 hours" neon glass sign from a window inside of White Castle. The subjects exited White Castle, with the sign, and the sign was put in the SUV. The subjects entered the SUV and drove away towards Rt. 59. If you have any information on the subjects or SUV please contact Det. Dieser @630.256-5542."
They took the neon sign from inside the White Castle.
Is this inspired by the movie "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" or just a random act of obsessed White Castle fans who crave sliders?
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Let's not take chances of this happening again, so we urge Chief Greg Thomas to immediately assign red-light camera scheme czar Joe Groom to be stationed at the White Castle itself until this mystery is solved.
We cannot figure out what Mr. Groom does that it's in the best interest of taxpayers, so this is finally a chance for him to do something...anything constructive.
Not only he should be there inside, but he should serve customers undercover, wearing the White Castle uniform, but of course, also wearing the APD badge (not the hat...sorry Joe).
Also, we are investigating why the report is dated February 25, 2012 but claims the incident was "1/22/12." We assume that somewhere within the $145 million (at taxpayer expense) Aurora Police Palace, there's a good explanation for that very wide gap, kind of like the wasted space in the new headquarters.
If you have any information that can help solve the mystery at White Castle, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you see anyone resembling unusual behavior like this below in a black SUV with a 4x4 White Castle sign, do not try to apprehend them. Instead, call 9-1-1. The city's new $15 million digital emergency communication system sometimes works and sometimes doesn't work so well, but we have been assured that sooner or later, they will get the message to a patrol officer.