Fox found with impressive shoe collection in Berlin

For weeks residents of Zehlendorf were baffled that a thief was stealing their flip flops and sports shoes from their gardens at night.

Finally a man spotted the culprit on a patch of wasteland, "in flagrante, carrying two blue flip flops in its mouth", the daily Tagesspiegel reports.

The fox had a hoard of over 100 shoes, but not the man's missing running shoe.

The man had suspected it might be a fox after raising the matter on a neighbourhood watch website and getting complaints from other locals about a missing pair of shoes, or one missing shoe.

Somehow The Simpsons is going live

Yes, after 27 seasons, Homer Simpson will appear live in an all-new episode of The Simpsons on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m.

In a release, Fox said Marge, Lisa and Bart will turn the show over to Homer who will "take a break from stuffing his face to comment on the events of the day."

The Simpsons will be live for the last three minutes of the show on both the East Coast and West Coast broadcasts.