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Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies lead Hemet police to pursuit suspect

Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies lead Hemet police to pursuit suspect

Some criminal suspects are undone by DNA evidence, some by wire taps and others by a friend who turned police informant.

Then there’s motorcyclist Joseph Kopff. As Hemet police describe it, the fleeing biker was fingered by a box of Girl Scout cookies and a thank you note.

“People have called him the 'Thin Mint Bandit,'” said Sgt. Randy Young.

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According to police, officers initially spotted Kopff, 31, riding his sportbike Thursday afternoon near the Ramona Plaza Shopping Center on East Florida...

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