11/15/2018 18:13 EST | Updated 11/15/2018 20:50 EST

Coquitlam RCMP On A Roll With Alleged Butter Thief Press Release

The margarine for error was high, but they nailed it.

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Cpl. Michael McLaughlin of the B.C. RCMP is on a roll, issuing one of the most entertaining press releases from the police, ever.

The media relations officer wants the public to know, in no uncertain terms, that if you do the crime, you'd butter be prepared to do the time.

According to the pun-filled release, titled Alleged butter thieves caught in the oven of justice, two Vancouver men are facing charges after allegedly shoplifting a shopping cart full of butter worth more than $1,400 from a Coquitlam, B.C. grocery store earlier this week.

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Slow clap for Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

McLaughlin, clearly having too much fun, notes that one of the alleged thieves has a bit of a reputation as a butter stealer.

He was a bit slippery to catch but you know what they say; butter late than never, McLaughlin quotes himself as saying.

More seriously, though, he notes that stealing such a quantity is "a little unusual," adding that grocery thieves tend to take items with a larger resale value, like cheese and meat.

"On the other hand, it's possible these suspects were choosing the wrong way to get a head start on their Christmas baking," he said, throwing down another pun.

Good for McLaughlin. It's nice to see people having a bit of fun at their jobs. Hopefully he doesn't see too many more butter thefts; he doesn't want to spread himself too thin.

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