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ocean grove bake shoppe.   Main Avenue   June 3, 2020. Paul Goldfinger photo.


HELEN BONHAM CARTER AND JOHNNY DEPP.  From the film score of Stephen Sondheim’s  Sweeney Todd.   “By the Sea.”


“By the sea, Mr. Todd, that’s the life I covet,
By the sea, Mr. Todd, ooh, I know you’d love it!
You and me, Mr. T, we could be alone
In a house wot we’d almost own,
Down by the sea!
Wouldn’t that be smashing?”

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By guest reporter Steven Froias, triCityNews editor

I was talking to May Maschuci at the Bake Shoppe this morning and got the scoop behind the apprehension of Edwin Tirado, the man accused of burglarizing the place in the early morning of November 21.

It appears he was ratted out by a fellow traveler. A somewhat shady character from Asbury Park came to the Bake Shoppe last week and said he knew the identity of the burglar and the whereabouts of the cash register that was stolen. He spilled his guts for $5 and the promise of a reward if the info panned out.

May called the Neptune Police and gave them the info. In conversation with a detective the next day, May asked if the suspect had been apprehended. The policeman expressed surprise at the news that the identity of the alleged burglar had been gleaned, but quickly made the necessary phone calls.

The info was indeed accurate, and the cash register was found in a dumpster in Asbury Park that day, identified not just by sight but by some historic, rare coins that May said the Bake Shoppe had always left in the drawer – though some of them may have been distributed amongst Asbury’s street people.

The moral of this story? Choose your friends wisely. And eat apple turnovers every day.

Editor’s note: The defendant, Tirado, 37, is being held in Monmouth Count Jail on $50,000 bail, charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.  Steven Froias was the first journalist to create an online news source for Ocean Grove. His Ocean Grove Record  was a weekly publication and it is his idea that was the precursor to Blogfinger.

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