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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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: 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: Four arrested in burglary of sneakers, guns, and ammo from Ocala, FL home

Our ceaseless endeavor of documenting the madness that sneakers can be the driving force behind brings us to Ocala, Florida. It is here a residential burglary has cost four individuals their freedom. Ocala police have arrested four people in connection to a residential burglary in which two guns, sneakers and ammunition were taken. The victim told police she left her home in the morning and came back hours later and discovered an open bedroom window. Law enforcement indicated that from the state of the scene, it appeared the burglars kicked…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: A pair of thieves steal thousands of dollars worth of sneakers from FL mall

Our never-ending accounting of sneakers fast tracking people down the path of mental ineptitude finds its way to Clearwater, Florida. It is here a pair of thieves engaged in a sneaker heist in a local mall. According to police in a Facebook post, the two thieves lifted several thousand dollars worth of sneakers from a Champs Sports at Clearwater’s Westfield Countryside mall. The crime took place in the early morning hours of Sunday August 5. The crooks entered the store by knocking out a section of drywall that was connected…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Hartford man arrested for trying to steal $265 worth of Nikes from Kohl’s

According to police, a Hartford, Connecticut man now faces multiple charges after he attempted to steal $265 worth of Nike basketball shoes from Kohl’s. Around 2 p.m. Monday February 20, police responded to the retailer for a report of a shoplifter. A man, Jorge Bermudez-Martinez, 25, was observed concealing sneakers under his sweatshirt. According to a police report, he was taken into custody by police as he left the store. Bermudez-Martinez was charged with sixth-degree larceny ; he was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, as at the time…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Two Men Beat Up 12-Year-Old Boy for his Sneakers

In this edition of head-shaking inducing actions related to sneakers,  according to an arrest report, two men are in the Palm Beach County Jail after they allegedly beat up a 12 year-old-boy Sunday.  The report said Nicolas Sanchez and Gonzalo Munoz are staring down robbery charges after the two males and three juveniles attacked the victim and stole the $200 he was wearing and another pair of $300 sneakers he had in a box. The victim told Palm Beach Co. sheriff’s detectives he went to a birthday party intending on…

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