Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers : NH Man pulls knife on store employee

Hooksett, New Hampshire is the stage for this latest edition Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. A shoplifter in the town of under 15,000 is accused of pulling a knife on a Kohl’s employee. Zachary Labrecque decided that the rules of exchanging currency for goods did not apply to him and helped himself to a pair of sneakers in the store. According to police, a store employee tried to stop him from stealing the shoes. At that point he pulled a knife on the employee. The worker wisely disengaged. He…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: $30,000 in sneakers and clothes stolen from parked car

An attendee of SneakerCon learned the hard way about leaving valuables in your car. When Jason Ridenour walked out of Dacula, GA’s Wild Wing Cafe and approached his car, he immediately knew something was amiss. He noticed that his car door open and been pried open and prized items removed from the vehicle. Those now missing prized possessions were the sneakers he brought to SneakerCon Atlanta. After attending the event, he stopped by the eatery. Surveillance footage shoes a black Porsche SUV parked adjacent to Ridenour’s car for 22 minutes…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Trio robs TN teen of sneakers and phone

Police in Johnson City, Tennessee said that a man and a youth stole sneakers and a cellular phone from another youngster in the east side of town. According to police, the minor victim was assaulted and his Air Jordans and LG phone were taken. Julien Fitzgerald,19, was charged with aggravated robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His underage accomplice was charged with aggravated robbery. The two were located near the scene and the items were recovered. Fitzgerald was held at the Washington County Detention Center under a…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers : Trio robs teenager of sneakers and phone

The Woodhaven section of Queens is the backdrop for this edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. In this middle-neighborhood a group of scoundrels robbed a teenager of his sneakers and other belongings as he walked down the street. According to police, the knifepoint robbery occurred September 3 at approximately 3:15 am near the corner of 85th Avenue and 96 Street. According to sources, the three males approached the youngster as we was on his way home. One of them pulled out a knife and demanded the teen’s property.…

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Stupid People and Sneakers: Knife-wielding sneaker seller robs and assaults twp victims

A Newton, Massachusetts man now finds himself in jail after he robbed one man and assaulted another while attempting to sell them both the same pair of Nikes. According to court records, Judge Paul G. Pino ruled that 22-year-old Brandon D. Frank Jr, to be dangerous and ordered him to be held without bail for for the next four months as he awaits trial, following a pre-trial detention hearing Tuesday in New Bedford District Court. His case is continued until September 24 for a probable cause hearing in New Bedford…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: CT couple takes high priced sneakers in armed robbery

According to police in Fairfield, Connecticut a couple is accused of robbing a man who was trying to sell a pair of sneakers online. The victim made arrangements to sell a pair of Travis Scott Air Jordan 4 via Letgo for $500. On the afternoon of August 23, buyer arrived at the predetermined meeting location, the seller’s home, located in the 100 block of Melody’s Lane. Upon her arrival Freeman asked the seller to get in the backseat of her car ( which he actually agreed to for some reason).…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Another sneaker sale goes awry

Madison, Wisconsin is the setting for the latest edition of sneakers being the root cause for lunacy. It is here in the capital of the Badger state, a supposed sneaker sale went very wrong. Police in Madison are looking for two teenagers that are accused of pistol-whipping and robbing another group of youths in a sneaker sale that went off the rails earlier this month. According to Joe DeSpain, a Madison Police Department spokesman, a Waunakee teen advertised the sneakers he wished to sell on Snapchat and arranged to meet…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Off-duty NY cop beaten and robbed of his sneakers

Early Tuesday morning, an off-duty NYPD officer was beat up and robbed outside a bar. John Joyce, a housing officer assigned to Public Service Area 7 in the South Bronx, was leaving Mickey’s Tavern at approximately 2:15 in the morning when three men attacked him. The three men pummeled Joyce stole his sneakers and then escaped into the night. Joyce suffered a fractured eye socket and was taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment.

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thieves take $40K in goods from Kansas City consignment shop

An early morning break-in at a Kansas City consignment shop netted thieves $40,000 in merchandise. Surveillance footage captured portions of the break-in at Initial KC and showed three individuals shining flashlights and grabbing merchandise ranging from high end sneakers to name brand t-shirts. Initial KC’s co-wonder Ivan Qi thought the store was targeted, saying “I’m pretty sure they came to our shop before. They knew where to find all the stuff, and they could just grab it.”  Initial KC , was just days away from its one-year anniversary, but instead…

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