Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Stamford CT man charged in Yeezy sneaker robbery

Our latest chronicling of leather-and-rubber inspired foolishness takes us to Stamford, Connecticut where a local man decided that freedom was not worth it and decided to take a run at some kicks that did not belong to him.

21-year-old Malik Claybourne of Stamford, was accused of robbing a man of three pairs of Yeezy Boost sneakers last month.

The victim, a 22-year-old Stamford man told police three men gave him counterfeit money for the sneakers.

According to lead investigator Mike Longo, the victim met the buyer on social media. An agreement was made to sell the sneakers for $1,000 at to meet at a remote location on Summit Ridge Road. Investigator Chris Friel indicated the buyer arrived with two friends and then attempted to purchase the kicks with counterfeit funds.

“When they purchased the sneakers and handed over some of the money, the victim immediately realized it was counterfeit money and confronted them, and that’s when it turned into a robbery,” Longo said.

Law enforcement confisgated 10 fake $100 bills and are actively seeking the two persons that were with Claybourne, who has been arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and 10 counts of first-degree forgery for the counterfeit money

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