I see that the kidnapper’s BlackBerry box has been found at Blues Restaurant after an anonymous caller gave Detective Swart some extra clues to solve. This all happened last week in Perdeberg’s Missing Zebra campaign. Awesome stuff – it’s getting tight, and the grand prize (that goes to the person who figures out who the kidnapper is) must be anyone’s right now.
For those who haven’t been following the campaign, The Missing Zebra is a site set up by Perdeberg to get the public involved in retrieving their zebra, Merlot, that was kidnapped in January. Each week, the kidnapper has been teasing the Perdeberg team with clues as to the whereabouts of Merlot, and each week, Perdeberg have been asking the internet community to help solve the kidnapper’s riddles.
Last week saw a twist in the saga however. Detective Swart of the Paarl police almost nabbed the kidnapper in a foiled ambush at Cellucity Mobile Warehouse in Cape Town. The kidnapper got away but left a BlackBerry phone behind. A riddle was then anonymously given to Swart that would lead him to the Blackberry box …laden with the kidnapper’s fingerprints!
(Shew, it’s all too much!)
The riddle to reveal where the Blackberry box was left, read as follows:
No sign of hooves, no whisper of a neigh,
Only footsteps from where the trendsetters rove
The kidnapper dropped a box in a place in the Bay,
Not red, not ochre, not purple, not mauve
On a balcony with views of the sea,
With some of the best food on the planet
The name of the person with whom the box will be
Starts with a vowel and rhymes with Janette
After some diligent detective work, Kirsti in Cape Town, figured out the answer was, of course, Blues Restaurant (why didn’t I think of it??), with the box in the safe hands of their marketing co-ordinator, Annette Muller.
This is social media at its most breathless. Who needs ‘Prison Break’ when you’ve got Detective Swart??