Pyromaniac tries to use Bob the Builder sock for arson


Photo: Bob the Builder

Have you seen this man?

A tiny village in Groningen called ‘t Zand has been plagued by a pyromaniac since August this year. Recently, the police revealed that the arsonist had used a Bob the Builder sock during a failed attempt: they believe the sock was placed in such a way that it should lead the fire to other inflammable material. The fire petered out before it could reach that otherwise unspecified material, according to daily Dagblad van het Noorden (Dutch). The police know that the sock was made in 1993, and sold in the Netherlands, but they would like you to contact them if you have any further information about the alleged sock.


  1. Orangemaster says:

    I’m wondering who found the oddest news of the day at this point :)

  2. Branko Collin says:

    Update: the police arrested a suspect.

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