Two Men Were Stabbed Over The Nike Air Jordan Retro VII “Olympic” Sneakers Last Weekend
How badly did you want to get your hands on a pair of Nike Air Jordan Retro VII “Olympic” sneakers last weekend? Bad enough to wait on line overnight for your chance to buy a pair? Bad enough to pay some exorbitant amount of money to buy a pair off of a reseller? Bad enough to, er, get stabbed in the abdomen? It sounds like a completely ridiculous question, but two men in Pennsylvania wanted a pair of the “Olympic” Jordans so badly that they literally risked their lives last weekend in order to try and land a pair.
Of course, those two men didn’t necessarily plan on getting stabbed when they were waiting in line overnight at a mall in Luzerne County in Pennsylvania. But, as you can see in the clip above, they became the latest two people to get injured as a result of violence over Nike sneakers when they were stabbed by 19-year-old Carlos Mejia over the weekend. At some point a little after midnight on Saturday, Mejia got into an altercation with the two men and stabbed both, forcing them to vacate the line and head to a local hospital for treatment. Mejia, meanwhile, was arrested for his actions and sent to jail.
When is enough going to be enough, people? We understand that you guys want some of these sneakers so bad that you’re willing to do almost anything to get them. But, is it really worth risking your life or someone else’s life over a pair of sneakers? Nike needs to figure out a new way to get their sneakers out there into the world, too. Clearly, they can’t continue to allow people to be put in harm’s way while waiting for a pair of sneakers to be released. If they don’t do something soon, things like this are going to continue to happen.
So, what’s it gonna be, guys? Something has to be done before this gets any worse.