Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: PA Teen amongst group that attacked seller

A sneaker seller in Bethlehem, PA found himself the victim of a robbery. Court records state the victim told police that he had arranged through Snapchat to meet with an individual named “Bengi” to trade sneakers. When he arrived the predetermined meeting location at a bit after 5 pm on October 13, he found four males waiting. As he was speaking with “Bengi” he was allegedly grabbed from behind and tossed to the ground and was subsequently punched and kicked by the group of male. Records also state one person…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: MN Man pistol-whipped, robbed of Air Jordans

This instalment of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers takes us to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where yet another would be sneaker seller found himself the victim of armed robbery. According to a criminal complaint, 32-year-old Roderick Pierce of Brooklyn Park responded to a Snapchat posting about buying a pair of Air Jordans. After agreeing to the $1,000 asking price, for some mystifying reason the meeting place was the seller’s home. The buyer was recognised by the seller/victim as a regular client at the smoke shop where he worked. Pierce took a…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Buckhead sneaker sale ends up in robbery

Police in Atlanta, Georgia are looking for the perpetrator in a sneaker sale that morphed into an armed robbery. According to authorities, on September 8 in Buckhead a meeting was arranged between an 18-year-old and a buyer to purchase a pair of high end footwear for $400. The meeting location was set in a busy shopping plaza in the middle of Buckhead. The presence of scores of people and being in broad daylight did not deter the “buyer” from flashing a gun and demanding the shoes. After grabbing the shoes,…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Two Brothers arrested for sneaker robbery

Police in Roslyn, NY have arrested a pair of brothers who robbed a man of approximately $1,800 worth of shoes. According to police, Christopher Vilca, 21, and Jean Vilca-Alvites,19, approached a 35-year-old man outside if the Roslyn Hotel. Although the three had engaged in sneaker transactions in the past, on this occasion a dispute ensued and this led to Villa-Alvites letting the man know that he had a gun in his waistband. He then compelled the man to relinquish the bag that allegedly contained $1,800 worth of sneakers. The brothers…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thief caught wearing stolen sneakers

A Florida teen thief made it rather easy for investigators when he was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing Air Jordans from a prospective sellers- because he was actually wearing them when he was apprehended. Deleno Madariaga, 17, had arranged with a seller on Sunday, August 16 to purchase three pairs of Air Jordans, but rather than bring money to the meeting he brought a pistol and used that to forcibly relieve the seller of the sneakers and his phone. Monday Madariaga was arrested by Hillsborough County deputies with a pair…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thief steals $400 of sneakers from CT store

Police in Hamden, Connecticut are seeking two person of interest in the theft of approximately $400 worth of sneakers from a local Bob’s Stores location. According to law enforcement, the incident occurred July 30 at the Bob’s located on 2300 Dixwell Avenue. Authorities ascertained that two individuals entered the shoe department and stole five pairs of sneakers, valued at nearly $400. The suspects exited the store and absconded in a grey GMC van, heading in the direction of Skff street. Those with information regarding this case is asked to call…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Seller beaten and stabbed at meetup

Police in Queens, NY are seeking a group of males that allegedly stabbed a teenager and robbed him of his sneakers. According to law enforcement, at around 10:30 pm on July 15, the 19-year-old victim arranged via Snapchat with a user named “Kenziedaghost” to meet to sell a pair of Yeezys. Police said that upon arrival at the agreed upon location, 48-06 46th Street in Woodside, the victim was surrounded by seven young men, one of which proceeded to punch and stab him in the back. The victim was forcibly…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Woman steals sneakers then strips naked

Pedestrians in New York City’s Brighton Beach neighbourhood bore witness to and became part of a wild scene. According to police at approximately 1:40 pm on Brighton Beach Avenue, between Brighton 3rd and 2nd streets a woman attacked another lady and stole her sneakers. After which, she proceeded to remove all of her clothes. In a video posted to Twitter, the victim is seen on the ground crying for help as her sneakers are removed from her feet. She then proceeds to hit another bystander. A man comes in and…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Sneaker sale results in armed carjacking

This edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers takes us to Brampton, Canada. It was here in this Toronto suburb that police made 5 arrests stemming from a sneaker sale gone bad. According to reports, a meeting was arranged to purchase high end sneakers early Friday morning shortly before 3 A.M. According to law enforcement, a Mercedes SUV containing the sneakers was stolen after two armed men arrived at the meeting location and pointed guns at the involved parties of the transaction. The vehicle was later located by police…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Thousands in sneakers and other items stolen from apartment

Over $15,000 worth of items in clouding sneakers, jewellery and a PlayStation was stolen from a According to a police report, a Texas woman called police on Saturday to report more than $15,000 in goods were stolen from her apartment. The woman exited her domicile at 6 P.M. that Friday and when she returned at 12:30 A.M. that Saturday to discover that her residence had been forcibly entered. Upon further inspection it was noticed that several items were missing – jewelry pieces valued from $1,800 to $4,000, sneakers ranging from…

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