Heidelberg sock bandit strikes again

A piece in The Times, with a headline that put me in mind of The Two Ronnies. Excerpts:

German police have stepped up their search for a mugger nicknamed the sock bandit of Heidelberg who has struck twice in the university city in bizarre late-night attacks.

The man has targeted young women, in one instance waving a knife, demanding they hand over not cash or valuables but a sock from one of their feet. Police issued a photofit of a man aged between 20 and 25.

In both attacks the women were riding bicycles when the man forced them to stop. After robbing them he made off on his own mountain bike…

Police in the southwestern city told the Stuttgarter Nachrichten they did not regard the crime as “just a silly prank” but as “a serious predatory act”.

So what might be the young man’s motivation? One can only speculate, but maybe, in common with many men these days, he’s been finding he’s not getting enough socks from women? Cue feminists referring to this heinous crime as sock rape.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Slowcoach

    A worried police spokesman further added:

    “There is clearly something afoot here in this latest ‘sock horror’ hosiery heist outrage.

    Things have come to a pretty pass when young ladies can’t even go for a quick pedal in peace and privacy without some heel coming along and putting his foot in it, Gott in Himmel”.

    One can only but agree that although socks are a relatively minor item of clothing in themselves, they are important enough in their function and definitely not to be sniffed at – raising a stink over this sole darned sorry affair is a step in the right direction when such bounders are abroad.

    At least he IS abroad though.

    Well, that’s enough now.

    Time to stuff a Zocke in it.

    P.S. Off to buy four candles now…