I am beginning to think that this whole “lets start a rumor” thing has turned into some kind of game.
It’s gone far beyond the attempt at misdirection on the part of Bob’s kidnappers, continuing long after he’s been found. Why else would some wanna-be rumormonger insist that Bob has recently invested seventy million dollars in playground equipment in richmond va that he intends to have set up in a warehouse on the “bad” side of town.
Trust me, If Bob had that kind of cash he’d probably try to buy the rights to “Babes of Star Trek Gone Wild”. (or at least a group date with the female cast.)