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Toe Jam: Canadian Police Search Stolen Mummified Toe

Police in Canada reportedly are investigating the theft of the famed ingredient of a Yukon bar's signature drink: a mummified human toe.

"We are furious," Terry Lee of the Sourdough Saloon at Dawson City's Downtown Hotel told Global News.

"Toes are very hard to come by."

For more than 40 years, the hotel has been serving the sour toe cocktail — a shot of whisky with a blackened toe bobbing inside. Those who dare to let the toe touch their lips earn a certificate, the outlet reported.

A customer last Saturday went one step further, swiping the whole digit.

"This guy asked to do the Toe after the 9 to 11 p.m. toe time hours and one of the new staff served it to him to be nice – and this is how he pays her back; what a low life," Lee told Global News.

"We fortunately have a couple back-up toes, but we really need this one back," Lee told Global News.

It is not the first time the bar's been in a toe jam – the hotel lost the original toe after seven years.

"In July 1980, a miner named Garry Younger was trying for the Sourtoe record," according to the Sourtoe Cocktail Club, Global News reported. "On his 13th glass of Sourtoe champagne, his chair tipped over backwards, and he swallowed the toe. Sadly, Toe No. 1 was not recovered."

Another toe was lost in 2013 when a man swallowed it, but agreed to pay a $500 fine; the penalty has since been increased to $2,500, which the Sourdough Saloon said it will enforce when the latest culprit is caught.

Police have the name of the alleged thief from his copy of the certificate he earned last week, Global News reported.

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Police in Canada reportedly are investigating the theft of the famed ingredient of a Yukon bar's signature drink: a mummified human toe.
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:50 PM
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