Monday, 13 July 2009

Isn't this a great story?

Police arrest robber shoe fetishist of Troisdorf
A robber shoe fetishist from Troisdorf was arrested this weekend after attacking eight women on the street and stealing their footwear. Police in Bonn formed a special squad to find the 27-year-old man after he stole shoes from women near Bonn, in Cologne and Leverkusen. His modus operandi was to approach the women on the street, push them over and steal their shoes before running off. He was arrested on Saturday in Siegen where he was driving his car and was stopped by police.

I read it as "rubber shoe festishist" at first and was imagining ladies in Crocs being pushed over across the city - but now sadly I must revise my little mental picture. I'd like to know what kind of shoes he was into though: are we talking Jimmy Choo's and Manolo Blahniks - or cheap plastic flip-flops from Aldi? And how did they know it was him? Was the car filled to the brim with all the stolen shoes? Was he perhaps wearing them on his ears or licking them surreptitiously when he changed gears?

More information please Troisdorf police people!