Dude Steals the 'Last Dorito' He and His Girlfriend Were Saving and Swaps It With a Fake

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Apr. 21 2020, Updated 3:27 p.m. ET

Remember The Sandlot — the greatest baseball movie of all time — in which Smalls filches his stepdad's (a '50s-styled Denis Leary) prized baseball that he kept on a stand because it was signed by Babe Ruth, then he hits a home run using it and the ball flies over the fence into The Beast's backyard and he and his friends spend the whole summer trying to get it back from the giant, slobbery dog but first, they buy a cheap ball and replace it to make sure his stepdad doesn't find out?

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Well, this is exactly the story of The Sandlot, only it's real, and it's happening now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and instead of a Babe-Ruth-signed baseball, it's a single Cool Ranch Dorito.

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Chuck McCarthy and his girlfriend are currently hunkering down like the rest of us, so you probably understand how difficult it has been for them to get their favorite snacks. They love Doritos, but when you're doing your essential shopping trip once every two weeks, you're probably not focusing on stocking up on those salty, savory tortilla chips.

When they got down to their last chip, they couldn't decide who should eat it, so they decided that neither of them should, that they should save the chip as a shrine to their love for Doritos. They put it under that glass cake dome to display it because they are hilarious.

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But Chuck couldn't take it anymore. He decided he needed that chip. So he devised a plan to get it. He would simply swap it with a replica and enjoy that very last Dorito. It was the perfect plan.

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He posted the whole journey on Imgur. He explained that he "used wet toilet paper to sculpt a basic Dorito triangle." He added some glue and yellow watercolor "for color and structure."

I don't know that I've ever seen someone take a craft so seriously. He even compared the color to the real thing to make sure he was on the right track. How he did this while quarantined in the same home as his girlfriend, we'll never know. 

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