Motorcyclist done in by Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies after police chase

HEMET, CA (WCMH)–A suspect in a police chase was arrested after said a box of Thin Mints helped link him to the crime.

According to the Hemet Police Department, at about 4:07pm Thursday, officers attempted to pull over a motorcyclist for a vehicle code violation, when the suspect sped off leading officers on a pursuit.

Police said that during the pursuit, the suspect threw an item into some bushes before they lost sight of him as he traveled at speeds more than 100 mph.

Later, with the help of citizens, police located the suspect, 31-year-old Joseph Kopff, in a mobile home park.

After conducting a search, officers found the object the suspect allegedly threw and discovered it was a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies.

According to police, a phone number and a note were attached to the cookies that stated if the buyer wanted to purchase more, to call the representative.

Police called the number and the sale representative confirmed that a box of cookies was just sold to a man on a motorcycle.

The sale representative responded to the mobile home park and identified Kopff as the person who had just bought cookies.

Officers located other evidence in addition to the cookies and arrested Kopff for felony reckless evading. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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