Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: PA men rob man for sneakers at gunpoint

Police in Lancaster, Pennsylvania are looking into a robbery that took place in the 500 block of North Lane Street. According to the victim,on April 29 at 11:00 p.m., he was robbed by two males unknown to him. One of the suspects confronted the man and held a gun to his head, while his accomplice stood behind him. The victim reported that the men took his sneakers and his cell phone.

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Two men assault guy and take his brand new sneakers

Philadelphia, PA is the stage for this edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. In the City of Brotherly Love, police are looking for two males who assaulted another man and stole his sneakers. According to investigators, just before 9 p.m. on Monday, April 29, the victim was walking down the 700 block of Bucknell Street in Fairmount, when the two suspects approached him from behind. Police said one of the males put the victim in a chokehold while the other punched him in the face. The two males…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Woman steals adidas from Famous Footwear

This edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers takes us to Shirley, NY. Local police in this town of just under 28,000 are seeking a woman who stole a pair of Adidas sneakers from a Famous Footwear. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct Crime Sections are seeking the public’s assistance in their efforts to track down the woman who could not be bothered to pay for the sneakers she took from the Famous Footwear located at 999 Montauk Highway in Shirley. The reported theft happened…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: PA Man pleads guilty for sneaker robbery

In Easton, Pennsylvania a man’s misguided zeal for sneakers has finally lead to him to be held accountable for his actions. Cory Meinhart, of Bethlehem, PA, pleaded guilty in Northampton County Court to a single felony count of robbery. On July 1, 2018 Bethlehem police were called to the bowling alley in the 1700 block of Stefko Boulevard to investigate a call of an armed robbery. The two victims told police that they agreed to meet with an “Alicia Johnson” to sell some Air Jordans for $190 that they had…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Trinidadian thief jailed for stealing sneakers

The latest edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers takes us to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. In the the neighborhood of Cubupia a homeless man finds himself behind bars after stealing a pair of sneakers. Fifty-four-year old Lester Joseph told a magistrate that he broke into the home to steal a pair of sneakers because he was barefoot and could not afford to buy a pair of sneakers. Prosecutor Sgt. Wayne Waite told the court that at approximately 9:30 a.m. a resident saw Mr. Joseph leaving…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: MA Man tried to steal sneakers

Quincy, Massachusetts is the setting for our latest chronicling of engaging in deleterious actions over kicks. A Somerset man Now finds himself facing an armed robbery charge after he attempted to steal a pair of sneakers from a man at a Quincy MTBA station. Police who responded to a reported robbery in progress at Quincy Station, spoke to the 25-year-old victim, who stated he arranged to meet a man at the station to sell him a pair of shoes when the man tried to steal the shoes. The alleged would-be…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers:Thieving Trio robs Balenciaga Boutique

Police are on the hunt for a triumvirate who allegedly robbed the Balenciaga Boutique in Soho. According to a police report, the three individuals entered the store at approximately 6:45 p.m. and proceeded to grab two pocketbooks and a pair of shoes, valued at $4,975, from a display shelf. After pilfering the items they fled in a silver Mercedes-Benz C300 with a New York license plate JBZ1331. The first thief is described as a black woman with long red hair, wearing a blur sweatshirt and brown shoes. The second is…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Japanese man stole shoes for sexual gratification

Throughout the lifetime of the Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we have covered stories of sneaker-powered ridiculousness from one end of the globe to the other, but even at the most depraved, low-down and head scratchingly foolish, this latest story managed to sail uncharted waters. Saitama is the most populous sand capital of Saitama Prefecture , Japan. Here in this city of approximately 1.3 million, a man was arrested for the theft of 64 pairs of shoes, but not for the reasons one might think. Forty-Year-old Makoto Endo was…

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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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