Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Long deceased gangster robs man during sneaker sale

Though he has been deceased for 72 years, Alphonse Capone’s name is still showing up in crime reports. A Providence. Rhode Island man reported to police that he was robbed at knifepoint by someone calling themself “Alphonse Capone.”

According to a police report, the victim claimed he was robbed while he was trying to sell a black, grey and white pair of Balenciaga sneakers through an arrangement set up on Facebook Marketplace.

According to Commander Thomas Verdi, victim J. Penafiel Chavez told him that “Capone” told Chavez that he was outside his home Wednesday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. Chavez went outside, talked with “Capone” and handed him the sneakers, contained in their box.

After conversing for a few minutes , Chavez questioned “Capone” about payment, which was followed by the alleged robber threatening him with a knife.

The police report stated that the suspect ordered Chavez to “turn around” and then “proceeded to run down Carlton St.” Mr. Chavez began to chase “Capone” down the street, he turned around brandishing the knife, telling him to stop following him.

Mr. Chavez gave a description of “Capone” as a 6-foot-tall black man wearing a black Patagonia-style hooded jacket, black jeans, and black and gold Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High NRG sneakers.

The police reprogram also states that Mr Chavez showed law enforcement several pictures of “Capone” from his now-deleted Facebook account.

Commander Verdi indicated no arrests have been made and an investigation is currently ongoing.

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