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R.I. girl asks police to run a DNA test on a cookie for evidence of Santa Claus

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

A girl in Rhode Island sent a package of cookie and carrot remains to the local police. She wants authorities to investigate Santa Claus. In a handwritten letter, the young detective requested a DNA test on the samples to prove the existence of Santa Claus. The Cumberland Police Department agreed to take up this request and promised to do their best. Although, was this really a crime? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.