Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: FL man steals sneakers after job interview at Kohl’s

Even for Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers this is a new one. A Florida man was arrested after he stole two pairs of sneakers from a local Kohl’s department store- a few minutes after he interviewed for a job there.  Dominick Breedlove, 24, returned to the store shortly after  his job interview there abnd began to look at a women’s display of Nike shoes. The shoes were not security tagged and that was all Breedlove needed to see. He exited the store and retuned with a shopping bag from a previous…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: MA man steals $1,140 from North Attleboro JC Penney

North Attleborough is a Massachusetts town of a little more 28,000 people and just over 19 miles north of Providence; it is also the latest stage for yet another edition Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. Police say a man is suspected of stealing $1,140 worth of sneakers from the JC Penney at the Emerald Square mall in North Attleborough. Joseph A. Lavaller,41, of Pawtucket was arrested Sunday around 11:20 a.m. after store security called police. According to police, Lavaller is accused of removing multiple pairs of shoes and stuffing them…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Bronx man shot for sneakers

West Farms in the Bronx is the latest location where sneaker lust has lead people to make feebleminded decision and actions. Thursday night a 23-year-old man was shot for his footwear in building 2114 in the Lambert Houses located near the Bronx zoo. The group took his sneakers, as well as his phone. After being shot, the victim escaped into a nearby bodega , where clerks let him use the phone to call police. Police say that the victim is in stable condition at a local hospital; he is expected…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: NJ High School Student Assaulted by Sneaker Thieves

Newark, New Jersey is the setting for another chapter in nocuous behavior that leather and rubber can fuel. At a local high school, a student was viciously attacked and beaten over a pair of sneakers. Police are investigating the incident, which occurred just outside the West Side High School gymnasium , which is in close proximity to the school’s main entrance. The victim, a high school senior, was punched, kicked, and thrown on the grown, in an attempt to take the sneakers off his feet. Police and school officials have…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: $5K worth of sneakers stolen from NJ home

This edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers shows that your kicks may not be safe, even in your own home. On November 27, a homeowner in Jersey City, NJ told police he left his home at 9:20 p.m. and when he returned at 11:10 p.m., he discovered his home had been robbed. Nearly $9,000 in valuables taken from the home-including $5,000 worth of sneakers. According to police radio transmissions, there was sign of forced entry and police think it may have been a case of the door being…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: New Balance factory manager stole thousands of dollars worth of sneakers

IOur latest edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers reveals that even those who work with footwear on a daily basis are not immune to being seduced by the dark side of the sneaker force. A New Balance manager has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of shoes from the company’s South Union Street factory. According to a police report 43-year-old Wilson Suarez was arrested and charged with larceny of property valued over $1,200 from a building.   BREAKING New Balance factory manager charged with sneaker thefts …

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Air Jordans stolen right out of parked car

Our latest event of sneakers being the driving force of a dereliction of responsible behavior takes place in Radnor Township, PA. It is here that carelessness on the part of the victim played a part in him being separated from his property. According to Radnor Township Police, a pair of Air Jordans, valued at $220,  were taken from an unlocked vehicle parked on Buckingham Drive in the Bryn Mawr section of the township. Police said that the theft occurred sometime in the early evening hours of Tuesday, November 27. Township…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Update – PA Teen who stole $1,000 worth of sneakers pleads guilty to crime

In the July 4, 2018 of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers,  we brought you the story of 18-year-old Angel L. Carrasquillo of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who was charged with multiple criminal charges after being arrested in conjunction with the theft of $1,000 worth of sneakers from a residence. Carrasquillo admitted last week that he was responsible for the theft and ultimately pled guilty in Northampton County Court to a single felony count of burglary ( he was originally charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespassing and misdemeanor counts of theft…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Three NY men beat up and rob seller

We remain in Brooklyn for another unfortunate entry into the annals of sneaker-dereived folly. A New York man who was selling shoes online was brutally beaten and robbed by three men. The victim/seller was using the “Let’s Go” app which allows people to list and and buy items from other users. According to Brownsville police, the 25-year-old seller arranged to meet a prospective buyer for his Yeezy sneakers on Wednesday afternoon.  All seemed to be going well with the transaction , the shoes and payment were being exchanged in the…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Group assaults man; takes his sneakers and bag

The Brooklyn, NY neighborhood of Bensonhurst provides the stage for the latest chapter of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. It was here where six miscreants threatened a man with a knife , punched him in the face and made off with his sneakers and school bag. According to the police report the crime occurred just before 5 p.m. on November 13 the Bay Parkway park on 74th street. Police also state the alleged perpetrators fled down W. 12th Street in the direction of Kings Highway. No arrests have been…

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