There's a butter thief in the house. Here's how the thief did the job:
At approximately 6:45 am the butter was left on the counter in it's covered dish. Between 6:45 and 7:00 am the thief shoved the lid out of the way and consumed a good amount of the butter she could get to. At 7:01 the thief was remanded into custody and a mug shot was taken.
The thief showed no remorse to the judge and will be given the harshest of penalties. Or at least as soon as the judge can figure an appropriate one out. :)