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 model blue Jeep Cherokee.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Individuals with information about the incident in question can submit an anonymous tip to Suffolk Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and a message to “CRIMES” (274637) or e-mailing All communications will be kept confidential.

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