Brownie burglar cooking up trouble in Stuart?

STUART, Fla. -- Is a brownie burglar -- with a possible penchant for video games -- cooking up trouble in Stuart?

That's a conclusion some might reach following an incident reported June 6 on Southwest Wildcat Trail, according to a recently released Martin County Sheriff's report.

A 47-year-old woman told investigators someone came in her home and snatched some of her child's electronics.

She said a Sony PlayStation 3 with two controllers had been pilfered from a game room, while a portable electronic device was stolen from her son's room.

The woman inspected the rest of the residence, finding a knife sticking out from a pan of brownies she made the night before.

"The victim lifted up the aluminum foil and discovered approximately 8-10 brownies missing," a report states.

The woman confirmed her boyfriend hadn't munched any brownies, a cake-like sweet, or dessert, that's often brown in color and square in shape, when he got home.

The possible PlayStation pillaging, brownie bandit might have left a clue.

Deputies found a fingerprint on the blade of the knife in the brownies, which can be customized with items including walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, frosting, peanut butter chips, grated coconut, M&M'S, dates and raisins.

Brownies with marijuana in the recipe have a storied history in pop culture, stretching at least to the 1950s with "The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book," and its "Haschich Fudge" recipe.

Meanwhile, the brownies in the Stuart incident are not to be confused with the Kodak Brownie, an easy-to-use camera introduced more than 100 years ago, or with Girl Scout Brownies, the second of six levels of Girl Scouts.

The report didn't inventory the 47-year-old woman's brownie ingredients, nor did it state whether she made them from scratch or a mix.

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