Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Cash and Jordans stolen from Wisconsin apartment

Madison, Wisconsin is the latest setting for the next entry in the annals of footwear-fueled lunacy. A resident of the capital city of the state learned that your sneakers aren’t safe even in your own home. According to Madison police, cash and five pairs of sneakers valued at more than $800 were stolen from a west side apartment. Police were called to South Gammon Road at approximately 11 p.m. after a 24 year-old woman returned home from work and discovered the front door to her apartment had been kicked in.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Unidentified Man steals sneakers from NY Kohl’s

Our never-ending accounts of incidents of low IQ revolving around sneakers makes a stop in Shirley, New York, where police are on the hunt for a man who thought paying for sneakers did not apply to him. According to police, the man stole a pair of black sneakers, valued at $55, from a Kohl’s located at 999 Montauk Highway. After pilfering the kicks, he then fled with his ill-gotten footwear on a bicycle. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk Seventh Precinct Crime Section are seeking the public’s assistance to help…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Update – Woman Identified who stole shoes from CT DSW

Back in September we brought you the story of a Connecticut woman who stole over $1,000 worth of shoes from a DSW.  At the time of the story her identity was unknown but that soon changed with an assist from social media. New Haven police released a surveillance picture on social media on August 31 in the hope of identitfying the DSW thief. Multiple anonymous tips led police to be able to identify 39-year-old Atavia Wilson of New Haven.   Police stated Wilson hid 14 pairs of shoes in a…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Little Rock Duo arrested for gunpoint sneaker robbery

When lunkheads collide with sneakers, we have another edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. Our latest entry takes us to Little Rock, Arkansas, where two teens have turned their freedom into a memory in the rear view mirror of their lives. According to a police report, the 17-year-old victim told police that Taylor Rhodes, 18, and Eduardo Paniagua, 17, came to his home after he had spoken to Rhodes about selling him some Air Jordan sneakers. The report states that Rhodes tried one pair of the Jordans and…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: ‘Sneaker Bandit’ steals 16 pairs of shoes from Sears

The latest edition of when imbecilic behavior collides with sneakers takes place in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where the Bensalem Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who reportedly relieved a Sears of some sneakers.   CASE: VIDEO: RETAIL THEFT AT SEARS – DO YOU KNOW THIS SNEAKER BANDIT? https://t.co/lvKmy0t3P1 — Bensalem Police (@BensalemPolice) October 9, 2018 According to police a gentleman entered the Sears in Neshaminy Mall on October 3 at approximately 10:15 a.m. Law enforcement states he removed 16 pairs of shoes from their boxes…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Knoxville man arrested for sneaker robbery

Maryville, Tennessee is the backdrop for our latest edition of how the lust for sneakers fuels deleterious decision making, or as we call it, Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. In this small town of under 30,000 in the Southeastern corner of Tennessee, a man posed as a buyer to rob someone selling sneakers. The alleged victim, called police at 4:41p.m.Thursday, October 11th. According to the police report, she said she was selling two pairs of Air Jordans , valued at $460, on the “Offer Up” application and made arrangements…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Youths rob teen for money and sneakers

Our nationwide digest of sneaker lust leading to destructive behavior takes us to Sheepshead Bay in New York. Here in this bay that separates the Brooklyn mainland from the eastern part of Coney Island two youngsters  decided to rob a 15-year-old boy. The robbery took place at approximately 9:40 on the morning of Thursday, September 27. The two robbers approached the victim from behind and allegedly said. “Give us your money or we’ll beat you up!” The 15-year old went along with the robbers’ request, but after handing over his…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: VA Man pleads guilty to sneaker robbery

Winchester, Virginia is the scene for the latest edition of how sneaker lust can lead one down a deleterious path , or as we like to call it, Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers.  On September 20 Tavious Jonte Lane, of Berryville, VA pleaded guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court to a September 8, 2017 robbery. At gunpoint, Lane robbed a man of sneakers who had been advertising them on Instagram. According to Daniel H. Cohan, an assistant Frederick County commonwealth’s attorney, the victim of the robbery Eric Truong, knew…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Burglar steals only right shoes

The train of sneaker-powered stupidity pulls into Roanoke, Virginia, where a thief got his sneaker robbery only half right, or wrong.   On August 25 at around 4:20 a.m. , a theif broke into Clean Soles, a sneaker shop specializing in buying, trading and selling sneakers as well as offers sneaker cleansing services. Video surveillance shows the thief filling his arms with several sneakers on display before exiting the business. The head-scratching aspect of this event is the burglar only took right shoes-the mates for the shoes were stored away.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: FL man caught with 60 pairs of sneakers

Glen Carbon, Illinois is the stage for this edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, where a Florida man’s sticky fingers has him staring at a burglary charge. An off-duty manager at a local Ross Dress For Less was in the store shopping when she spotted a man, who was later identified as Carlos y. Albelo-Parnau,32, of Miami, stuffing a pair of shoes into a backpack and then exit the store without paying for them. According to a court document, a witness saw Albelo-Parnau get into a car and…

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