Do you REALLY know the muffin man (The truth - revealed)?

Frederic Thomas Lynwood(1563 - 1612) also known as the Muffin Man and The Drury Lane Dicer was England's first documented serial killer, accused of killing up to 15 children and seven rival pastry chefs during the years of 1589 to 1598. His nickname The Muffin Man is actually a reference to how he committed... show more Frederic Thomas Lynwood(1563 - 1612) also known as the Muffin Man and The Drury Lane Dicer was England's first documented serial killer, accused of killing up to 15 children and seven rival pastry chefs during the years of 1589 to 1598.

His nickname The Muffin Man is actually a reference to how he committed the murders. By local folklore, it is said Frederic would tie a muffin to a string, and as a child tried to get it, he pulled the string, eventually luring the child to his house and giving him ample time to knock the child out with a Wooden Spoon. People often question whether the child actually died after being beaten with a Wooden Spoon.

(Source: http://www.holysmoke.org/sdhok/muffin.ht...
Update: Children would often frequent Frederics shop and he would be driven crazy because of it. Kids chock full of the sugar and steroids in the pastries he made ran around his shop for hours on end until they needed to go to bed. To stop the flow of children murder would be his choice in the fashion described several... show more Children would often frequent Frederics shop and he would be driven crazy because of it. Kids chock full of the sugar and steroids in the pastries he made ran around his shop for hours on end until they needed to go to bed. To stop the flow of children murder would be his choice in the fashion described several paragraphs above. However, as stated knocking a child out with a Wooden Spoon does not equate to murder in most people's minds, really. The children were still scared shitless and didn't frequent his shop anymore.

However, Frederic was also jealous of other chefs in town. In total he killed seven rival pastry chefs:

1. Chef Randall: Drowned in brownie batter
2. Chef William: Brain beaten to death
3. Chef Carver: Too much "BAM!" with a matchlock
4. Chef George: Flattened with pin
5. Chef David: Cooked to a golden brown
6. Chef Aaron: Shaked and Baked
7. Chef Adam: Killed with a Mortar after tripping over a Pestle
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