08/25/2014 06:29 EDT | Updated 10/25/2014 05:59 EDT

Silly String Theft From Airdrie Dollar Store No Laughing Matter For RCMP

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BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: A discarded can of silly string sits near the San Francisco Bay September 19, 2008 in Berkeley, California. San Francisco Bay Area environmental group 'Save the Bay' has released a report on the Bay Area's dirtiest waterways that bring trash and pollution into the San Francisco Bay. Nearly two dozen creeks are under review by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for exceeding water-quality standards set by the federal Clean Water Act. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
AIRDRIE, Alta. - It may sound silly but the Mounties aren't laughing.

RCMP in Airdrie, Alta., are investigating after someone broke into a retail shop and grabbed nothing but cans of Silly String.

The product shoots out of a stream of brightly coloured plastic string from an aerosol can.

Investigators say numerous cans are missing and at least one can was found outside the store, but none of the novelty product was used.

The makers of Silly String say the product is "the original fun in a can" and makes people of all ages giggle, laugh, run and squeal.

Police say they have seized evidence from the scene which is being analyzed by RCMP Forensic Identification Services.


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