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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