Christian Meyer is credited with hunting down a prolific thief in Zehlendorf, Germany.
Media outlet Tagesspiegel Checkpoint reported the case of the missing shoes after Meyer sought the robber of one of his pricey sneakers.
Instead, he found a wily fox with a cache of footwear. And over the course of days, followed it around his Berlin suburb.
“Then I caught the fox in flagranti with two blue flip-flops in its mouth,” Meyer told the publication.
Then, he crawled through the thicket for an hour in search of the stash.
And that’s where he found more than 100 shoes. Mostly Crocs. So now we know what happened to the shoes, but also, that Germans apparently still wear Crocs.
Meyer never did find his missing shoe.
Fuchs, Du hast die Schuh gestohlen…🎶In #Zehlendorf wurden mehr als 100 Schuhe von einem Fuchs gemopst. Die ganze Geschichte morgen @TspCheckpoint. (📸: Christian Meyer) pic.twitter.com/pjnKhvobOa— Felix Hackenbruch (@FHackenbruch) July 26, 2020
Of course, the news spurred all kinds of Dr. Seuss like ryhmes.
See fox?— April Kit Walsh (she/ze) (@prilkit) August 1, 2020
Fox sees crocs!
Stock crocs in box or fox takes crocs.
Fox in box?
Put locks on box of crocs!
Socks with crocs?
“A pox on socks with crocs!” says fox
Main photo: Not the suspect, but a nonetheless guilty-looking fox @tombellforever/Twitter