Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Trio robs TN teen of sneakers and phone

Police in Johnson City, Tennessee said that a man and a youth stole sneakers and a cellular phone from another youngster in the east side of town. According to police, the minor victim was assaulted and his Air Jordans and LG phone were taken. Julien Fitzgerald,19, was charged with aggravated robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His underage accomplice was charged with aggravated robbery. The two were located near the scene and the items were recovered. Fitzgerald was held at the Washington County Detention Center under a…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers : Trio robs teenager of sneakers and phone

The Woodhaven section of Queens is the backdrop for this edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers. In this middle-neighborhood a group of scoundrels robbed a teenager of his sneakers and other belongings as he walked down the street. According to police, the knifepoint robbery occurred September 3 at approximately 3:15 am near the corner of 85th Avenue and 96 Street. According to sources, the three males approached the youngster as we was on his way home. One of them pulled out a knife and demanded the teen’s property.…

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Stupid People and Sneakers: Knife-wielding sneaker seller robs and assaults twp victims

A Newton, Massachusetts man now finds himself in jail after he robbed one man and assaulted another while attempting to sell them both the same pair of Nikes. According to court records, Judge Paul G. Pino ruled that 22-year-old Brandon D. Frank Jr, to be dangerous and ordered him to be held without bail for for the next four months as he awaits trial, following a pre-trial detention hearing Tuesday in New Bedford District Court. His case is continued until September 24 for a probable cause hearing in New Bedford…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: CT couple takes high priced sneakers in armed robbery

According to police in Fairfield, Connecticut a couple is accused of robbing a man who was trying to sell a pair of sneakers online. The victim made arrangements to sell a pair of Travis Scott Air Jordan 4 via Letgo for $500. On the afternoon of August 23, buyer arrived at the predetermined meeting location, the seller’s home, located in the 100 block of Melody’s Lane. Upon her arrival Freeman asked the seller to get in the backseat of her car ( which he actually agreed to for some reason).…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Another sneaker sale goes awry

Madison, Wisconsin is the setting for the latest edition of sneakers being the root cause for lunacy. It is here in the capital of the Badger state, a supposed sneaker sale went very wrong. Police in Madison are looking for two teenagers that are accused of pistol-whipping and robbing another group of youths in a sneaker sale that went off the rails earlier this month. According to Joe DeSpain, a Madison Police Department spokesman, a Waunakee teen advertised the sneakers he wished to sell on Snapchat and arranged to meet…

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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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