Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Seller threatened to be turned into human torch

An 18-year-old NJ man found himself in a potentially combustable situation when he was attempting to sell some kicks and clothes.

According to a statement from the Manchester police, The victim told police he was contacted by a woman on Snapchat who indicated she was interested in purchasing items he was selling.

Police say that when he arrived at the agreed upon location, the Dollar General located on Route 37 in Manchester, the woman poured a water bottle filled with gasoline on him and then held a butane torch near him and demanded he surrender his possessions.

The victim subsequently gave the woman the sneakers, clothes, his cellular phone and $300 cash and the woman then fled west on Route 37.

Eboni Hester (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

An investigation located and initiated the arrest of 27-year-old Manchester woman, Eboni Hester, who was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, theft and weapons charges.

Manchester police want to reiterate to the citizenry of the ”Safe Exchange Zone”, which is located in the township’s municipal complex. It is located in the municipal complex’s main visitor parking lot on the northeast side; the area is well lit and under 24/7 video surveillance, according to police. The area can be used to complete online transactions and also parents who have shared custody of children can meet for drop-offs and pickups.

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