Dawson City toe theft solved

June 22, 2017
Dawson City, Yukon

News release

The Dawson City "sour toe" has been returned to its rightful owner.

On Sunday, June 18th, Dawson City RCMP were contacted regarding a reported theft from the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City. The item reported stolen was a mummified human toe, used in the hotel's popular "sourtoe cocktail". The toe had reportedly been stolen early Sunday morning from the hotel's bar.

A male suspect was identified shortly after the incident and Dawson City RCMP made efforts to locate him.

On Tuesday afternoon, June 20th, Dawson City RCMP received a phone call from the alleged suspect, stating that 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.

Earlier today, on Thursday, June 22nd, the expected package was received. To ensure the package was safe to open, it was brought to Corporal Jeff Myke from Dawson City RCMP for him to open.

Located inside the package was an apology letter, as well as the stolen toe.

At the time that the package was opened, the toe was believed to be in good condition.

Charges are not expected to be laid in this matter.

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Contact information

Yukon RCMP Media Relations
4100 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1H5
867-633-9330
mdiv.communications@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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