|“||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 here 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
Bob Old's store, Boards, is vandalized by the Big Bad Brick Gang, who throw a brick through his window and steal a bestselling model board. Bob's son, Kevin, tells him about the Gang, and he calls the police. Harvey and Mimi Mitchum don't do much, and Bob informs Lemony Snicket that Kevin has been tying to convince him to get a weapon, such as a sword, to protect the store, but Bob thinks his fencing interest is foolish.