Stupid Things People Do For Sneaker: Youngster robbed at sneaker sale

The Hayes Valley neighborhood in San Francisco’s Western Addition district is the latest addition to the unfortumate and continuing growing list of locales that is now part of this segment. It was here that a local youth trying to sell some shoes found himself the victim of a robbery. At around 5:30 p.m. on June 23 a 14-year-old had arranged to meet a girl to sell her a pair of sneakers. Upon his arrival, he was greeted by the girl and two other boys, who threatened him, stole his phone…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Woman shot in stomach at sneaker sale

Our latest incident of sneaker-related lunacy takes place in Stockton, California. According to the Stockton Police Department a woman and her wife met with two alleged buyers at a 7-Eleven parking lot Monday night to sell a pair of shoes. Police said the arrangements for the sale were made through social media. The two women were met by two boys, aged 16 and 18 to purchase the shoes. Ironically, the location was chosen by the women due to proximity, as it was across the street from the Stockton Police Department.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Sneaker-Stuffing Duo Robs Australian Store

After an unplanned hiatus ( due to people actually behaving themselves) , Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers has returned. This edition takes us all the way to South Yarra , an upscale suburb of Melboune, Austalia where a pair of females decided that paying for shoes did not apply to them. Prahran police have released images of two women in connection with a theft that occurred at a South Yarra store last month. The women entered the store shortly before 6 p.m. on June 7. One of the women…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: NY Man steals shoes from Modell’s

Shirley, New York is the setting once again for Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. Apparently there are people there that believe they are exempt from paying for shoes. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct Crime Section are seeking the public’s assistance in helping identify and find a man who stole a pair of Nike Varsity Compete Trainer sneakers from the Modell’s located at 1019 Montauk Highway on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. Police say that after stealing the shoes, the man escaped in an older…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: South Jersey teen arrested over sneaker sale gone wrong

If you are selling sneakers in Bridgeton, New Jersey or using the Offer up application you may want to exercise some caution. A local resident did both and found himself the victim of a robbery. According to police, they were sent to a robbery call around Henry Street and South Avenue at approximately 8:20 on Friday, May 18. Upon arrival they met with the victim who said he had made arrangements to sell a pair of sneakers through OfferUp. The victim said that he met two men at the agreed…

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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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