Fox Man At Large!
A mysterious man is being sought in connection with a spate of thefts in London. He is suspected of numerous muggings and burglaries, and in what seems to be
a complete disregard for the law, he has evaded capture and is still at large in the city. Police stations across the capital are on high-alert, and several high-calibre
Inspectors have been selected to helm the search.
After increasing media interest, details of this man and his crimes are beginning to emerge. People across the country are dubbing him "Fox Man", because of his
reputedly vulpine ways. He is supposed to slip as silent as a fox through open windows (although closed windows are no obstacle), and allegedly has a bright red
coat to match. After committing a crime, he melts into the night by scaling buildings and dashing from the rooftops. DCI Tom Barnaby tells us of the hardships of
keeping on the heels of such a notorious criminal.
"It's very tiring, yes. But at the end of the day, this man is nothing more than a common thief, who has been allowed to start a one-man crime wave." Detective
Barnaby believes he knows why the thief may be active. "In this festive period, it's inevitable people will turn to crime to provide for their families at Christmas.
That said, at the rate this man is stealing, he could provide for all the children across the world!"
In the city however, Foxman is fast becoming a living urban legend; so much so that Melvin Slack, a 25 year old lay-about, has made it his life's mission to catch a
glimpse of the elusive Fox Man.
"It's just so cool, y'know. A real life Robin Hood, except badass, and not fake. I've made it my business to hang around crime black-spots. I've even resorted to
wearing gold chains openly, in the hope it catches his eye on the rooftops. So far, all I gotten is a lot of spec from the crib dogs."
A solitary eye-witness even gives Fox Man an accomplice. Veronica Smythe-Smythe-Smythe, who we found in the top drawer, tells us about his apprentice.
"He was short - very short. About your height. And he had pointy ears, and a crumpled face that looked like it had been beaten with a croquet mallet. Yes, I suppose
he did look much like you."
Earlier on tonight, police issued an artist's impression of Fox Man, cross-referenced with many eye-witness accounts.
They urge anybody with information to come forward. A reward of £10,000 is offered for his capture, or information to that end. As the sun shrinks over the tower
blocks of London, the search for Fox Man continues.