Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Sneaker sale leads to high-speed car chase

Shady figures, transactions gone awry and high-speed car chases. These prototypical pillars of nearly every gunfire-laden, explosion-filled action flick were elements in a recent California sneaker sale. Police in Redding, California responded to a robbery call in the south part of town. En route to the call, responding officers gained situational awareness of the victim chasing the alleged perpetrators. Victim , 19-year-old Anthony Larson of Redding and his family , in two separate vehicles pursued the suspect from Redding to Anderson, CA, a distance of approximately 12 miles. The police…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers : Fight leads to robbery

There was a time when a fistfight was the culmination of a beef, but nowadays it’s merely a stepping stone on the path to things much worse. A fun evening was disturbed when two attendees of a house party in Green Pond, SC engaged in fisticuffs, of which a third man tried to break it up. The man who was attempting to break up the fight was following his cousin home when rear-ended his relative’s vehicle. While the two were were looking over the damage, one of the males from…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Foursome robs apartment of $10,000 of cash and sneakers

A Harlem couple had a terrifying experience when they were held at knifepoint by a group of robbers. According to video released by police, shows two women entering the apartment building. Two men who were with them kicked open the apartment door and entered the residence. Once inside the 23-year-old male and 20-year-old female who resided there were threatened with a knife while the robbers proceeded to steal 20 pairs of sneakers that were worth approximately $6,000 and another $4,000 in cash, police said. A fifth accomplice, who was apparently…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Police stop thief trying to steal shoes and baseball caps from closed Brooklyn Foot Locker

A Brooklyn, N.Y. Foot Locker that had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be a prime target for a would-be sneaker thief. According to police, Donte West, 28, broke into a side door of the store at 8:45 a.m. As officers arrived on the scene , West was loading a Chevrolet Trailblazer with more than three dozen pairs of sneakers and almost 40 baseball caps. Soon thereafter officers caught up and arrested West. He was the subsequently charged with burglary, grand larceny, criminal mischief and criminal possession…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: High School senior killed during sneaker sale

When Andrea Lacayo accompanied her boyfriend, Sergio Berben to a meeting to sell some sneakers, she had no idea it would be her last day occupying the realm of the living. Berben had set up a meeting with 19-year-old George Walton to sell him three pairs of Adidas Yeezys for $935. The predetermined meeting location, for reasons that defy logic, was an abandoned house in Homestead, Florida. According to the police report, at the meeting Walton asked to try on the shoes to which Berben responded that he would need…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Utah man charged in robbery of teenager’s sneakers

Police in Slat Lake City, Utah say a man that robbed a teenager of his shoes was charged Tuesday/ According to the charging documents , at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday 18-year-old Keshab Bhattari and two others approached a 15-year-old boy, as he awaited the train at 2225 S. 500 East. The males told the boy “they liked his shoes” and then they told him to follow them to a nearby alley. As the youth trailed the males, one of them pulled out a handgun and demanded he hand over…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: FL Duo fuels sneaker purchases with Armed Robbery

When two males entered a Foot Locker in Fort Lauderdale , they appeared to just be another pair of customers, however what was not known at the time that they were less than 20 minutes out from committing one crime and in the act of another. Eighteen minutes prior to their entering the Foot Locker, one of the pair drew down on a man who was unloading the back seat of his truck. The victim said he heard the sound of a gun cocking behind him and turned around to…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Hip-Hop artist and friend commit sneaker robbery

Ahuto Dakkid may not be a name to known to those outside of DeKalb County, GA ( and even some within the locale) but the Sheriff’s Office is quite familiar with him. Dakkid, a local hip hopper whose identified by the government as Eric Jordan Elam, 26, was arrested along with 19-year-old Troy William Fiddes for robbery and assault. On February 7 the two males are accused of picking up Amir Azad and driving him to Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain. After arriving , they proceeded to pistol whip and…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: NJ sneaker seller robbed at gunpoint

The latest transaction for a New Jersey man saw him transformed from customer to complainant. According to Captain Scott Buehler of the Montclair Police, the victim reported that he , through a mutual acquaintance, to meet in Nishuane Park at 11:00 p.m. with a male to purchase a pair of sneakers. Upon arrival, the suspect produced a sneaker box that, instead of the advertised footwear, contained rocks. The suspect subsequently brandished a silver revolver and demanded the agreed upon amount of the shoes, $350. The presence of the weapon compelled…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers : New York teen beaten, sneakers taken

A disturbing video released by the New York Police Department on Friday morning shows a teenage girl beaten by a group of youths. The attack took place Thursday afternoon at approximately 4 :10 p.m. The video shows the group of teens jumping the young girl, repeatedly kicking and punching her. As she laid unconscious on the ground, one of the boys took the sneakers right off her feet. She was also relieved of her cell phone and bank card, before the mob absconded in several different directions. In a tweet,…

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