Source: The Huffington Post
The release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes caused a nationwide shopping frenzy Friday, leading to fights and at least one stabbing. Unfortunately, people remained willing to commit crimes to get their hands on a pair of the shoes over the weekend as well.
A suburban Chicago man who snagged a pair of the shoes posted them on Craigslist hoping to swap them for a different size, Elmhurst Patch reports. He scheduled a time to meet with a man who contacted him about the shoes on Saturday — but things didn’t go as planned.
At around 8:15 p.m., the victim was approached by a partially masked man holding a handgun, who ordered him to drop the shoes, Patch reports.
The gunman then entered a black Nissan Altima being driven by 22-year-old Rodney E. Payton, Fox Chicago reports. Police were able to track down Payton just hours after the armed robbery occurred, but the alleged gunman has not been located.
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