If Southern California had its own Florida — you know, a place where all the crazy-dumb crime happens — it would be the Inland Empire.

True to form, cops last night announced the arrest of Colin Sawyer, a 20-year-old super-tough guy whom they say stole cash from a Girl Scout cookie sale right from under the noses of a surly bunch: Girl Scouts themselves.


After distributing this video to the media, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says they got their man. Can you say, drop a dime?

He was taken into custody at 7:20 p.m. last night where else? At a gas station near

Phelan and Baldy Mesa roads in scenic Phelan, according to a sheriff's statement.

Cops say Sawyer ran off with the day's proceeds from a Sunday's worth of cookie sales outside the Phelan Stater Bros. market about 6:50 p.m. that night. According to the department, he allegedly …

Credit: SBCS

Credit: SBCS

… walked up to the table, took the bag, and ran. One of the Girl Scouts ran after him, but fell causing minor scrapes and scratches.

Loco. The local cookie-snatchers gang will surely try to recruit this suspect.

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