Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Update – Woman Identified who stole shoes from CT DSW

Back in September we brought you the story of a Connecticut woman who stole over $1,000 worth of shoes from a DSW. 

At the time of the story her identity was unknown but that soon changed with an assist from social media. New Haven police released a surveillance picture on social media on August 31 in the hope of identitfying the DSW thief. Multiple anonymous tips led police to be able to identify 39-year-old Atavia Wilson of New Haven.


Police stated Wilson hid 14 pairs of shoes in a DSW shopping bag and exited the store without paying for them. The sneakers had a value of $1,095.

Monday Wilson was charged with fourth-degree larceny. She is scheduled to be arraigned on November 9.


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