Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: sneaker sale ends up in armed robbery

When a Grafton man set up a deal to set up three pairs of Air Jordans unfortunately for him, he got far more than he bargained for. According to Akron Polices the 22-year-old victim used OfferUp to set up the meeting with two people to sell the sneakers for $700. At the meeting, which took place outside of a convenience store i investigators said one of the buyers pulled a gun and then both suspects fled with two pairs of sneakers. A 16-year-old suspect has been arrested, but police are…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Man robs Hibbett Sports at gunpoint

Police in Columbus, Ohio are on the lookout for an individual who allegedly robbed a Hibbett Sports at gunpoint earlier this summer. On August 23 at around 8:45pm a man entered the Hibbett Sports located at 3878 E. Broad Street and asked one of the store employees about two pairs of Air Jordans. While he was being checked out the man brandished a handgun and demanded money. In the interest of self-preservation, the employee ran out of the store; the suspect followed suit , doing so with his ill-gotten kicks…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Cameras capture sneaker store robbery

Police are on the hunt for the perpetrator of an armed robbery of a Fairfax District sneaker shop was captured on film. According to Los Angeles Police Department officials, on September 14 at approximately 12:30pm the suspect walked into Zero’s. When an employee approached him to render customer service, the male tossed white garbage bags at the employee, pulled a handgun, pointed it at him and ordered the employee to fill them with money, shoes and clothes. In a press release from the LAPD, the worker, “Fearing for his safety,…

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Stupid things People Do For Sneakers: Ohio sneaker robbers charged with robbery and kidnapping

A Columbus, OH sneaker seller in made arrangements to meet with a potential buyer to sell a pair of Air Jordans. The victim met a 16-year-old juvenile male, 19-year-old Rasad Morrison and an unknown individual at the Amberley Square apartments located on Brandy Drive. The victim was sitting in his car when the three suspects entered his vehicle and pointed guns at him. The 16-year-old robber forced the victim to unlock his phone, open his CashApp and initiate a transfer money to his account. The robbers also compelled the victim…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Identity of dead person used to purchase sneakers

Defectives in Miami-Dade County, Florida have arrested a fourth suspect in an intricate identity-theft scheme entered around using the identities of the victims of the Surfside condominium collapse. According to detectives, 20-year-old Nelson Ronald Garcia-Medina used the information of a person killed in that horrific event to purchase a $130 pair of sneakers. According to local10.com Garcia-Medina’s arrest comes after Betsy Alejandra Cacho-Medina, 30, Kimberly Michelle Johnson, 34, and Rodney Choute, 38, were taken into custody in the scheme Wednesday, September 9. They face 15-30 years if convicted of their various charges.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thousands in cash, sneakers stolen from Jersey City apartment

A Jersey City man was snapped out of the afterglow of a week long vacation upon returning home to discover he was $20,000 lighter in cash and $10,000 in sneakers, according police radio transmissions. The robbery was reported to police at 2 am on September 9 , once the victim arrived home and saw that his residence had been rifled through and the aforementioned items removed. The victim told police that he was last in his apartment located on McAdoo Avenue, between Spring Street and Fowler Avenue, on September 2.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Trio robs men of cash and sneakers on Bronx street corner

New York police are searching for a trio of robbers that robbed two men , stealing the feet right off the feet of ones of the victims. Video from the August 12 incident , shows the two victims, 40 and 36, standing on Franklin Ave by E. 169th Street at approximately 1:10 am , when they are approached by three males, one of which has an object in his right hand that looks like a gun. The two victims immediately comply with the he demands of the robbers, removing and…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Victim assaulted in sneaker sale gone sideways

Police in Arlington, Virginia are on the lookout for two suspects in a sneaker sale gone awry. According to police, on August 21 at approximately p.m., two persons met in the block of 22nd Street South to conduct a prearranged sneaker sale. The suspect took the victim down a residential hallway, where another suspect was lying in wait. The two alleged perpetrators then grabbed the victim assaulted him, steeling his cash before escaping into the night. The first suspect is described as a light- skinned male who stands 5’4″ and…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Two teens facing murder charges in sneaker robbery

Two Arizona youths are staring down murder charges in connection with a pair of armed robberies that claimed the life of a Tucson man. According to the Tucson Police Department, 17-year-old Aaron Jordan McComb and 16-year-old Rashie Ashburn both charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Allegedly, Ashburn, McComb and another male posed as sneaker buyers on Offerup. On July all three suspects met their first victim at a Safeway. They robbed the victim of his shoes , but they were not harmed. Just two hours later they met with…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: $100k worth of kicks taken in storage unit theft

A few years ago, Todd Miller quit his job to start an online business that sells and restores sneakers. “I live in a studio apartment. Ran out of space, and it forced me to store the shoes elsewhere,” said Miller. Miller rented a 5’x7’ storage unit at an Extra Space storage facility and it was quickly filled wall-to-wall with sneaker boxes.   A call from the facility may put his business in peril. Someone broke the slide lock on Miller’s unit and cleaned the space of its contents, which was…

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