Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Trio steals kicks from Soho boutique

Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers once again returns to New York City where three males relieved a boutique of five pairs of kicks without paying. On Thursday March 14 at approximately 6:15 p.m. three men allegedly robbed the Phillip Plein boutique at 30 Mercer Street in Soho. The first thief is described as a black male around 5-feet-8 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown eyes wearing a red track suit and black sneakers. The second thief was described as having a similar physical description to the first and was…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Sneaker thief uses sledgehammer to break into store

This edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, takes us to Buffalo, New York where a sneaker thief used a sledgehammer to make an illegal entrance into a sneaker store. According to a police report, the crook broke into the store on Monday by smashing through an exterior wall with a sledgehammer. A store employee discovered the hole in the back wall when she arrived to work just before 10 a.m. Monday morning. The reports also adds that surveillance video shows a man using the tool to smash a…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Man who stole $50K worth of sneakers arrested

This edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers touches down Seacaucus, New Jersey. The luck finally ran out for a thief who had committed a string of robberies at a local warehouse. Daqwaun Ralls, 26, is now facing a multitude of burglary, theft and weapons charges in connection with four separate burglaries at the warehouse dating back to October 2018. According to law enforcement, Ralls pilfered scores of rare sneakers at the warehouse for GOAT, online market place where high-end sneakers are bought and sold. Secaucus PD had responded…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: CT man in jail over fabricated sneaker robbery

Enfield, Connecticut is the stage for the latest edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. In this town of approximately over 44,000 a resident found himself in jail over a fictitious sneaker dispute. In a lengthy arrest affidavit, Enfield Police officer Matt Tarducci stated that he was dispatched to the entrance of Enfield High School at about 4:12 p.m. on a report that a robbery had just taken place. Justin Lattanzio, 22, indicated that a man with a firearm robbed him for a pair of shoes. According to Lattanzio,…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Chinese man gets 4 years for selling counterfeit kicks

Our never-ceasing endeavor of enlightening the sneaker community on instances of leather and rubber lunacy takes us all the way to South Korea. In this East Asian country of approximately 51 million, a man from China fooled a lot of people into thinking they were purchasing authentic sneakers. The Seoul Central District Court announced on March 1 that it convicted a 36-year-old man, surnamed Kim, of selling approximately 8,000 pairs of counterfeit shoes – 7,300 Nike and 670 Converse- between May 2017 and April 2018. Over the course of selling…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Texas HS student charged with armed robbery

A Wichita Falls, Texas teen who was building a sneaker business that had been highlighted on local news news now finds himself accused of armed robbery. Seventeen-year-old Lane Lukash has been charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the taking of a pair of sneakers. According to Wichita Falls police, a boy came forward in Spertember, telling them that Lukash and another youngster robbed him at gunpoint for a pair of his shoes. Apparently the victim, had arranged to sell Lukash a pair of shoes. However, at the arranged meeting…

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Malaysian police seize nearly 12,000 pair of counterfeit shoes in raid

In a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, authorities seized nearly 12,000 pairs of counterfeit sneakers. At a press conference , the director of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Ministry’s Enforcement Division, Datuk Iskandar Halim Sulaiman said the 11,883 pairs of knockoff footwear ranged from Nike to Tommy Hilfiger and were worth a combined 324,110 Malaysian Ringgit (RM) , which is the equivalent of $79,385 US. He’s also said that the cost to produce a pair was just 25 RM, which is $6.13. When customers enquired on social media…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneaker: Trio attack man for his expensive sneakers

The latest edition of humans losing the ability for solid cognitive function over sneakers takes us to Manhattan, where three goofballs decided to mug someone for their kicks.  Three men are being sought by police in connection with a robbery of some high priced sneakers.  On January 25 at approximately 8:00 pm EST, three African-American gentlemen ran up on an Asian man outside a parking garage located at 107 Essex Street. The apparent leader of the group allegedly pushed the Asian man down on the sidewalk whilst the other two…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Update – No bail for alleged Tyngsboro,MA sneaker thief

Back in January we covered the story of a Lowell, Massachusetts teen who was stabbed while attempting to sell a pair of Adidas Yeezys. The suspected perpetrator of the assault, 19-year-old Dequan Hagen of Tyngsboro, was seen on home surveillance video carrying a knife, turned himself in to Tyngsboro police the following day. In Lowell District Court, Judge Michael Brooks ordered that Hagen be held without bail for 120 days ending May 9, 2019. “I do find that, based upon the clear and convincing evidence, there are no conditions of…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Update- MA Teen stabbed over Yeezys

In our last edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we covered the unfortunate story of a Massachusetts teen stabbed while was attempting sell a pair of Adidas Yeezys. The suspect, 19-year-old Dequan Hagen , captured on home security camera of the victim’s residence brandishing a knife, turned himself into to Tyngsborough police the day after the alleged attack tool place. Police said Hagen will be charged with armed robbery, home invasion, assault and battler with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property…

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