Do not try to catch these precocious pastries, they are too fleet of foot to be far.

Brookfield Police Officer Jon Bagley takes a missing person's report from Brookfield Elementary School first graders after their gingerbread men disappeared this morning. Approximately 81 gingerbread men escaped out the Elementary cafeteria doors at around 10 a.m. The gingerbread men are undecorated, fragile, and around three inches tall. If you see these rogue gingerbread men, please do not eat them. Instead, call Brookfield Elementary School at 258-2241.