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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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Man who stole $50K worth of sneakers arrested

This edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers touches down Seacaucus, New Jersey. The luck finally ran out for a thief who had committed a string of robberies at a local warehouse. Daqwaun Ralls, 26, is now facing a multitude of burglary, theft and weapons charges in connection with four separate burglaries at the warehouse dating back to October 2018. According to law enforcement, Ralls pilfered scores of rare sneakers at the warehouse for GOAT, online market place where high-end sneakers are bought and sold. Secaucus PD had responded…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: CT man in jail over fabricated sneaker robbery

Enfield, Connecticut is the stage for the latest edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. In this town of approximately over 44,000 a resident found himself in jail over a fictitious sneaker dispute. In a lengthy arrest affidavit, Enfield Police officer Matt Tarducci stated that he was dispatched to the entrance of Enfield High School at about 4:12 p.m. on a report that a robbery had just taken place. Justin Lattanzio, 22, indicated that a man with a firearm robbed him for a pair of shoes. According to Lattanzio,…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Chinese man gets 4 years for selling counterfeit kicks

Our never-ceasing endeavor of enlightening the sneaker community on instances of leather and rubber lunacy takes us all the way to South Korea. In this East Asian country of approximately 51 million, a man from China fooled a lot of people into thinking they were purchasing authentic sneakers. The Seoul Central District Court announced on March 1 that it convicted a 36-year-old man, surnamed Kim, of selling approximately 8,000 pairs of counterfeit shoes – 7,300 Nike and 670 Converse- between May 2017 and April 2018. Over the course of selling…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Texas HS student charged with armed robbery

A Wichita Falls, Texas teen who was building a sneaker business that had been highlighted on local news news now finds himself accused of armed robbery. Seventeen-year-old Lane Lukash has been charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the taking of a pair of sneakers. According to Wichita Falls police, a boy came forward in Spertember, telling them that Lukash and another youngster robbed him at gunpoint for a pair of his shoes. Apparently the victim, had arranged to sell Lukash a pair of shoes. However, at the arranged meeting…

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