Teenagers Cut A Hole Into The Roof Of A Houston Mall To Steal Air Jordans
We have seen people go to great lengths in order to try and secure a pair of limited-edition Nike Air Jordans. We’ve seen them weather the elements and stand outside of Foot Lockers and other sneaker spots for days, even weeks, at a time. We’ve seen them pay thousands of dollars on eBay. We’ve even seen them offer to trade big-ticket items, like cars, just to be able to get their hands on Jordans. But, this is just ridiculous.
Late last week, three teenagers were arrested at the Greenspoint Mall in Houston after a security guard spotted them robbing a Foot Action store early one morning. But, wait, the story gets better. The teens weren’t robbing the joint during business hours. They were robbing it early in the morning—at approximately 5 a.m. or so—after cutting a hole into the roof of the mall and sneaking into the closed sneaker store. Before they were tracked down by police, they managed to get their hands on 16 pairs of sneakers worth $175. Police haven’t announced exactly how they were able to cut a hole into the roof. But, it appears as if they were able to do it overnight by using three unknown tools. Two of the suspects were arrested at the scene of the crime, while one other suspect escaped. But, police apparently know his identity.
This is how ridiculous things have gotten when it comes to Air Jordans. Teens are actually committing pretty major crimes to get their hands on them! We supposed we’d rather hear stories like this instead of ones that involve violence. But, still: When is enough going to be enough? Nike needs to come up with a better solution to prevent crimes like these from happening. Maybe they need to limit the sale of highly-sought-after Jordans to online only. Or, maybe they need to rely on some type of lottery system to sell their sneakers. Either way, they’re going to sell out and make money. They just won’t have to do it at the expense of communities all over the country.