In a recent edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we lowlighted the account of two crumbums who allegedly forcibly separated a would-be seller from two pair of sneakers. The duo would then wash that criminality down with a helping of nincompoopery by posting themselves on Instagram wearing the ill-gotten footwear.
Seventeen-year-old Dwayne Quamir Johnson of Newark was one of two males that robbed the seller of two shoes that were to be sold at an October 20 meeting arranged via social media.
According to the criminal complaint, an employee at Upper Echelon located on Northampton Street in Wilkes-Barre told the owner there were two males interested in purchasing two pair of Air Jordans, the black and university gold 12s and the “Oregon” 5s. A meeting through social media to sell the sneakers, something the he says is normal business practice and he he has done it many times.
The victim arrived at Susquehanna Street, the prearranged meeting location, he left his wife and children in the vehicle and met the two males.
The owner told officers that the transaction initially proceeded as normal with both males trying on one shoe from each pair. It was after this that things went array as one of the fellows brandished a handgun and aimed it at the victim as the other male absconded with the sneakers.
The victim told law enforcement he was hit in the head with the pistol before the suspect ran off.
According to police the owner was able to provide the name of one of the suspects from social media and subsequently a photo was located on social media of the two robbers wearing the sneakers.
Johnson was charged with two counts of robbery and one count each of aggravated assault, theft, , firearms not to be carried without a permit and possession of a firearm by a minor.