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Sun Break-in: Auburn's banana bread caper
At 2:15 a.m. Sunday Sept. 16 a burglar tore a door off the Sun Break Cafe, burst in, sized things up and leapt on his loot — a loaf of freshly banked banana bread and a refreshing carbonated beverage.
When the alarm sounded, the desperado, banana bread in hand, fled into the early morning darkness.
Owner Bruce Alverson, who arrived at his popular eatery 15 minutes later, put up this sign the next day and offered his version of events: "With the energy he got from the banana bread, the burglar made his escape. A fellow can climb to the top of Mount Rainier on that much energy. If I had known he was coming, like Santa, I have would set the banana bread outside the door with a Coke and a note. Our banana bread is very popular."