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They stole a board. It's our bestselling model, and it looks like this. In fact, this might be it. It's hard to tell. But there was a board in the window we had on sale, and I think they took it after they threw the brick.
— Bob Old, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, "Bad Gang"

Bob Old is a man living in Stain'd-by-the-Sea. He appears in File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents in the fifth incident, "Bad Gang." 


My family has run this business for years. I'm grateful that you came, Officers, but I'm not sure what the police can do.
— Bob Old, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, "Bad Gang"

Bob lives in Stain'd-by-the-Sea with his son, Kevin. He runs the store Boards, which sells different models of wood and has been a family business for years. Though his son takes an interest in fencing and pirate books, and begs for a sword, Bob refuses, thinking the interest is foolish, though Kevin insists it would be useful to defend themselves.

On a Friday, Boards is vandalized by the Big Bad Brick Gang, who throw a brick through his window and steal a bestselling model board. Kevin tells him about the Gang, and he calls the police. Harvey and Mimi Mitchum don't do much but argue, and Bob informs Lemony Snicket, who was passing by, of the situation.[1]


File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

Bob Old: My son has mentioned them before. When we heard the crash in the middle of the night, he guessed it was the Big Bad Brick Gang who was responsible. Kevin! Tell the police. Tell them what you've heard about this Big Bag Brick Gang.
Kevin Old: Not much. Just that they're an anonymous group of vandals and other malcontents. Vandals are people who destroy property, and malcontents are people who are angry enough to do such things.
—"Bad Gang"
My son has been telling me that we should get a weapon to keep the store safe from this gang. He's always going on about fencing and swashbuckling and all the other nonsense he gets from pirate books. I've told him it's foolishness.
— "Bad Gang"


Bob Old
Kevin Old