Police were called to Top Pot Doughnuts in Bellevue, Washington, at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday after two men were found entering the store after hours. Turns out new Seahawk Golden Tate just had a case of the munchies.
It seems Tate, who lives in the building above the shop, apparently came home in the wee hours and was overcome by the smell of freshly baked maple bars. It's been well-established that the man lacks all self-control. So he and his buddy just went in and took some. Too bad the store didn't open for another four hours.
In his defense ... Top Pot's maple bars sound really, really good.
"When I got here, it was one of the first things I had," Tate said. "I heard about it. They're irresistible. It was kind of a foolish mistake that won't happen again. If you ever want some maple bars, that's the place to go."
That's exactly the kind of discipline you like to see from a professional athlete. Tate was let off with a warning, but he may have given Top Pot a new slogan: "Maple bars so good you'll commit breaking and entering for them!"
The great maple bar caper: Seahawks rookie Golden Tate warned for 3 a.m. visit to Top Pot Doughnuts [Seattle Times Newspaper]
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