In weird news, a birthday cake attack occurred in a courthouse, The Fresno Bee reported on Oct. 2. A Washington state mother thought it would be safer to bring the birthday cake inside with her rather than leave it in the car with her dog. That proved to be a horrible mistake.
The chocolate cake passed through the metal detectors just fine and was sitting on a table, then a man grabbed the cake and started shoving handfuls of it into his mouth. A Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy grabbed the man and tackled him to the ground, but it was too late. There was cake and frosting everywhere and the cake was destroyed. There were additional deputies who rushed over to help, but just ended up wearing frosting.
Deputy Joe Connor told KATU-TV that Robert Fredickson, 50, was on his way to a court appearance for third-degree theft. The reason for the birthday cake attack is unknown at this time, one can only assume that he was really hungry or had some sort of bizarre weakness for chocolate cake.
Even though the birthday cake attack was traumatic, a local grocery offered to replace it.