Sneaker lunacy has come to Idaho.
Two Canyon County, Idaho men were arrested for robbing a sneaker seller of his merchandise.
According to the 17-year old victim , he made arrangements to sell four pairs of sneakers at a community park near Maple Road and Desert Avenue. Upon arrival at the predetermined location, the seller placed the boxes on the ground and awaited his buyer. Shortly thereafter a car pulled up and two males, Danny Borges Santiago, 19, of Caldwell, Idaho and Ismael A. Aceves, 20, of Nampa, Idaho, emerged from the vehicle. According to police, they told the seller they were taking the shoes but would not be paying for them.
One of the males, who was later identified as Santiago, took a closed fist swing at the victim, while the other male, identified as Aceves, picked up the sneakers and placed them into their car. Santiago and Aceves then got into the car and drove off.
The victim then called police and was able to provide a description of the getaway vehicle and its occupants and it led to the car being located shortly thereafter, traveling on Interstate-84 at a high rate of speed.
An Ada County Sheriff’s deputy gave chase as it entered neighboring Canyon County. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office along with the Nampa Police pulled the suspect’s vehicle over. During the stop, the Ada County deputy noticed the four boxes of Air Jordans in the car’s back seat. Aceves and Santiago were arrested and charged with felony counts of robbery and grand theft. They are both being held on $100,000 bonds at the Ada County Jail.