According to the BBC and Deutsche Welle, residents of a Berlin suburb complained about shoes missing from their yard – sometimes a single shoe, sometimes a pair. Someone – or something – was roaming the area and stealing from them.
The culprit, it turned out, was a fox, shamelessly caught “in the act” with a pair of blue flip-flops in his mouth, according to the daily Tagesspiegel. Christian Meyer, a local resident who took the damning photo, also discovered the fox’s colorful shoe transport, which included slippers, sandals and running shoes. However, Meyer’s missing shoes were nowhere to be found.