Deputies investigating bizarre break-in at Honeypie Bakery

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff's Office spent their Sunday morning examining broken glass outside Honeypie Bakery on Highway 72 East.

WHNT News 19 spoke with owner Mary Ann Locke, who confirmed there was a break-in. She says she was contacted by deputies around 7:30 a.m.

"They took our reusable grocery bags to put the food in," she laughed.

Locke says broken pavement from the parking lot was used to break the glass of the front door and a display case that was full with prepackaged desserts has been emptied. The offender or offenders left her bakery a mess.

"We're very fortunate that most of what they stole was food," she explained. "Seems like an awfully complicated way to get a snack to me."

She adds that a laptop was stolen, in addition to flavored salts.

"Someone has enough butt rub and flavored salt to smoke, maybe, fifty pounds of pork," said Locke. "I don't know, there's an illicit barbecue going on somewhere, and it's delicious."

According to Locke, no cash was stolen and no equipment was damaged.

"It's inconvenient, but it could've been a lot worse," she added. She thinks it's made even stranger considering what wasn't stolen.

"There was a better computer, there was a television, there were things that would be worth more money that they didn't take," added Locke.

Lt. Donny Shaw with MCSO tells WHNT News 19 a vehicle was also taken from the

Jeep stolen from Honeypie's parking lot/Kathy Scott
Jeep stolen from Honeypie's parking lot/Kathy Scott

business and found about 30 minutes later less than 10 miles away, burned to its core.

Lt. Shaw says investigators have no suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Madison County Sheriff's Officer at (256) 533-8820.

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