As recently covered by Esquire, the theory in question was first shared in a Twitter post from “The Office” superfan Jules Suzdaltsev in February of 2020 and pointed the finger directly at Dunder Mifflin heavy David Wallace (Andy Buckley). The beloved character and level-headed boss doesn’t immediately seem to fit the profile of a cold-hearted serial killer, but Buckley himself replied to the theory with a cheeky tweet of his own that even offered potential proof of Wallace’s misdeeds, “Very well could be Jules! He had it in him to just snap. Hot tub middle of the day, boozing, creating the Suck It. And what was he doing in Season 8 the 3rd or 4th to last Ep. Runs into Andy at a local Scranton Charity Dinner? Why was he in Scranton? Perhaps you’re correct.”
That’s hardly hard evidence that David Wallace was, in fact, the Scranton Strangler, but even casual fans of “The Office” might agree Buckley’s cryptic insight qualifies as a major scoop of sorts. The question now becomes whether “The Office” brain trust will confirm the theory themselves. In a truly worthy comedic turn of events, Suzdaltsev didn’t actually see Buckley’s response until very recently, seemingly missing his chance to break this story wide open with a little help from folks who might be more in the know. And as things stand, the theory of David Wallace being the Scranton Strangler will remain just that.