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    Ok, I am in a flat of seven. Somebody is stealing food, and flatmate A is getting very angry because it's expensive. I am the odd one out because I was assigned to the flat and they were a group, so it is natural for the blame to fall on me, but it's not me, so I need to find out who it is, to both clear my name and show them up (it's not innocent, as the problem has been frquently talked about). Also, I have a fairly good idea of who it is, but I don't want to accuse them unfairly.

    I need to;

    1. Find out who it is.
    2. Prove this unequivocally to flatmate A, and the others.

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    1. We have a shared kitchen.
    2. The thief likes cake and yoghurt.
    3. It could be more than one person.
    4. I don't dislike any of my flatmates, and they have always been friendly to me.
    5. I don't particularly want revenge or anything, just to clear my own name.

    Can anyone come up with a plan to help me catch them out? We are students, so it can be as outlandish as you like - if they find it funny all the better, as it will make the situation less awkward
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    (Original post by Octohedral)
    Ok, I am in a flat of seven. Somebody is stealing food, and flatmate A is getting very angry because it's expensive. I am the odd one out because I was assigned to the flat and they were a group, so it is natural for the blame to fall on me, but it's not me, so I need to find out who it is, to both clear my name and show them up (it's not innocent, as the problem has been frquently talked about). Also, I have a fairly good idea of who it is, but I don't want to accuse them unfairly.

    I need to;

    1. Find out who it is.
    2. Prove this unequivocally to flatmate A, and the others.

    Information;

    1. We have a shared kitchen.
    2. The thief likes cake and yoghurt.
    3. It could be more than one person.
    4. I don't dislike any of my flatmates, and they have always been friendly to me.
    5. I don't particularly want revenge or anything, just to clear my own name.

    Can anyone come up with a plan to help me catch them out? We are students, so it can be as outlandish as you like - if they find it funny all the better, as it will make the situation less awkward
    Prove your lactose intolerant :P
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    get some of those sweets that make your mouth blue, either manage to put them in a cake or yoghurt, or leave them on the side.

    there's no denying a blue mouth

    edit: you could crush the sweets and put the powder in the yoghurt or cake
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    Open the yoghurt slightly and stick a lot of laxative in.
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    Make muffins or cakes laced with (chocolate) laxatives. Express to everyone else that they are yours. Wait and see who hogs the crapper
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    We have no information about the other 5 people, and it could even be guy A (who perhaps wants someone else out of the scene, aka an enemy or someone they don't get along with) but go with what others said - try the sweets trick and tell guy A about it.

    If you tell guy A and no sweets are stolen, it was guy A.
    If you tell guy A and sweets are stolen, he can check everyone's mouth xD
    If you don't tell him, he may not believe you.

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