Air Jordan Release Madness, Detroit Man Accused Of Inciting A Riot At Southland Mall

Source: Detroit Free Press

The release of the much anticipated Nike Air Jordan XI Concord lead to an early morning riot at Southland Mall and resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old Detroit man who is accused of inciting a riot.

Taylor police said Southland Mall security called police for assistance at around 5:30 a.m. this morning when a large crowd of about 300 people were lined up outside. The mall, located in Taylor, was not scheduled to open until 8 a.m.

Police said about 100 people gained entry to the mall through two doors near JCPenney and Best Buy. The crowd forced their way into the mall by pulling the main doors open and created some minor interior damage to decorations and benches that were toppled over during a scuffle.

The crowd was safely dispersed with only one arrest. There were no injuries and the property damage was isolated to the interior of the mall. The mall opened at 9 a.m.

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