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: 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: ‘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: Decatur police investigating sneaker robbery Pt.1

Our unfortunate but necessary task of journaling the disgusting acts some commit to obtain kicks, takes us to Decatur, Illinois where a pair of sneaker robberies has caused local police to caution the citizenry to be careful when arranging deals online. Decatur police are investigating two sneaker related robberies that occurred within 24 hours of one another. In the first incident that occurred Saturday, July 28, when a Decatur man was robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell two pairs of sneakers. According to Sgt. Brian Earles of the Decatur…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Update- Fat Joe’s former business partner sentenced to 35 months in prison

In a previous edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we covered the story of Fat Joe’s former business partner Scott Spina, a.k.a. Scotty Kickz. Back in April, Spina pled guilty to one count of wire fraud. He got in hot water when, according to court documents, he used credit card information of customers not for their intended purposes of purchasing clients’ shoes but instead made personal purchases. Spina also falsely reported legitimate purchases made on his personal credit card as fraudulent. On July 23, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: TX duo robs sellers of sneakers

Fort Worth, Texas serves as the location of our latest reporting of sneaker-driven absurdity. Here we have two teens who used Facebook to find sneaker sellers and then rob them. Ironically in addition to being their hunting grounds, social media also proved to be their undoing, as that is from where the tips that led to their capture originated. Dubbed the “sneaker robbers” by police, Brittaney Nicole Harrison,19, and Deangelo Antuan Curley,18, both of Forth Worth were the duo accused of robbing two people on two separate occasions. At approximately…

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Stupid Things People Do Over Sneakers: Kingston shipowner busted for counterfeit sneakers

The island of Jamaica is a vacation spot known for its beaches, food, rum and happy grass. It also the setting for our latest edition of footwear fueled folly. In Kingston, Jamaica, police seized over $950,000 of counterfeit goods and arrested a man in connection to the seizure. Owen Jackson, 44, of Kingston was charged with unlawful use of trademarks. According to reports, a search of Jackson’s business was carried out on July 16 around 1:30 pm and 192 pairs of counterfeit sneakers were found. Police said upon closer inspection…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers- Update: Trial begins in murder of D.C. teen over Air Jordans

Back in December for our “Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers” series, we reported on the tragic story of one James Smith, who was gunned down for his “Win Like 96” Air Jordan 11s. Smith, only 17, was shot on a basketball court at the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Washington D.C.. Another teem dressed in a hoodie approached the youth, pointed a gun at him and said, “Give me those shoes.” After a brief struggle, James took off running later. Two of James’ friends told law enforcement that seconds…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: $1,000 worth of sneakers and a comforter stole from Wisconsin home

Brown Deer, Wisconsin is the backdrop for our latest reporting of sneakers serving as the impetus for yet another instance of individuals engaging in bad behavior. A 34-year-old resident of the town of approximately 12,000 called Brown Deer Police and told them someone entered her home sometime between 9:00 p.m. on Sunday July 1 and 12:35 a.m. Monday July 2. The woman indicated that multiple pair of name brand sneakers valued at more than $1,000 were pilfered from her bedroom, along with a comforter. The victim allegedly told police she…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: PA Teen accused of stealing $1,000 worth of sneakers

Our latest entry into the pantheon of footwear-inspired foolishness, takes us to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where a local teen may learn the tough yet valuable lesson of when you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. Local authorities charged 18-year-old Angel L. Carrasquillo with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespassing and misdemeanor counts of theft and receiving stolen property. Bethlehem police responded to call for a burglary at a home on 13th street. The homeowners told law enforcement they had left the residence at approximately 11:30 a.m. earlier that day…

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