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article imageYukon bar's stolen cocktail toe returned, and with an apology

By Karen Graham     Jun 23, 2017 in Odd News
Dawson City - A mummified toe that's the key ingredient in a strange cocktail served at a hotel bar in Dawson City, Yukon was taken by a thief last weekend, creating such a stir that the contrite thief who made off with it mailed the toe back, along with an apology.
In a news release on June 22, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they had received a phone call on June 20, from the alleged suspect who stated "he had placed the toe in the mail, addressed to the Downtown Hotel. The man then called the Downtown Hotel and provided the same message to staff, along with a verbal apology."
On the afternoon of June 22, the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City received the package and Corporal Jeff Myke from Dawson City RCMP was sent to attend the opening of the package to be sure it was safe. As it turns out, the package contained the severed toe, which appeared to be in good condition, along with a letter of apology.
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Luckily, the alleged thief, believed to be from Quebec, will not have to pay the $2,500 fine the hotel requires of anyone walking off with the signature cocktail ingredient because management had previously stated that if the toe was returned they would waive the fine, according to the UPI. No charges are expected to be filed, either.
According to an earlier Digital Journal story, the mummified toe used in the hotel's iconic "sourtoe cocktail" disappeared after a new employee was coaxed into letting a man with a French accent have a "sourtoe cocktail" after the bar's usual 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. "toe time." The employee was called away after pouring the drink, and when she returned, the customer and the toe had disappeared.
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