Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Off-duty NY cop beaten and robbed of his sneakers

Early Tuesday morning, an off-duty NYPD officer was beat up and robbed outside a bar. John Joyce, a housing officer assigned to Public Service Area 7 in the South Bronx, was leaving Mickey’s Tavern at approximately 2:15 in the morning when three men attacked him. The three men pummeled Joyce stole his sneakers and then escaped into the night. Joyce suffered a fractured eye socket and was taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment.

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thieves take $40K in goods from Kansas City consignment shop

An early morning break-in at a Kansas City consignment shop netted thieves $40,000 in merchandise. Surveillance footage captured portions of the break-in at Initial KC and showed three individuals shining flashlights and grabbing merchandise ranging from high end sneakers to name brand t-shirts. Initial KC’s co-wonder Ivan Qi thought the store was targeted, saying “I’m pretty sure they came to our shop before. They knew where to find all the stuff, and they could just grab it.”  Initial KC , was just days away from its one-year anniversary, but instead…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneaker: Youngster robbed at sneaker sale

The Hayes Valley neighborhood in San Francisco’s Western Addition district is the latest addition to the unfortumate and continuing growing list of locales that is now part of this segment. It was here that a local youth trying to sell some shoes found himself the victim of a robbery. At around 5:30 p.m. on June 23 a 14-year-old had arranged to meet a girl to sell her a pair of sneakers. Upon his arrival, he was greeted by the girl and two other boys, who threatened him, stole his phone…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Woman shot in stomach at sneaker sale

Our latest incident of sneaker-related lunacy takes place in Stockton, California. According to the Stockton Police Department a woman and her wife met with two alleged buyers at a 7-Eleven parking lot Monday night to sell a pair of shoes. Police said the arrangements for the sale were made through social media. The two women were met by two boys, aged 16 and 18 to purchase the shoes. Ironically, the location was chosen by the women due to proximity, as it was across the street from the Stockton Police Department.…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Sneaker-Stuffing Duo Robs Australian Store

After an unplanned hiatus ( due to people actually behaving themselves) , Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers has returned. This edition takes us all the way to South Yarra , an upscale suburb of Melboune, Austalia where a pair of females decided that paying for shoes did not apply to them. Prahran police have released images of two women in connection with a theft that occurred at a South Yarra store last month. The women entered the store shortly before 6 p.m. on June 7. One of the women…

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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…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: South Jersey teen arrested over sneaker sale gone wrong

If you are selling sneakers in Bridgeton, New Jersey or using the Offer up application you may want to exercise some caution. A local resident did both and found himself the victim of a robbery. According to police, they were sent to a robbery call around Henry Street and South Avenue at approximately 8:20 on Friday, May 18. Upon arrival they met with the victim who said he had made arrangements to sell a pair of sneakers through OfferUp. The victim said that he met two men at the agreed…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: PA men rob man for sneakers at gunpoint

Police in Lancaster, Pennsylvania are looking into a robbery that took place in the 500 block of North Lane Street. According to the victim,on April 29 at 11:00 p.m., he was robbed by two males unknown to him. One of the suspects confronted the man and held a gun to his head, while his accomplice stood behind him. The victim reported that the men took his sneakers and his cell phone.

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Two men assault guy and take his brand new sneakers

Philadelphia, PA is the stage for this edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. In the City of Brotherly Love, police are looking for two males who assaulted another man and stole his sneakers. According to investigators, just before 9 p.m. on Monday, April 29, the victim was walking down the 700 block of Bucknell Street in Fairmount, when the two suspects approached him from behind. Police said one of the males put the victim in a chokehold while the other punched him in the face. The two males…

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