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A Group Of Armed Men Broke Into This Massachusetts Man’s House & Stole His Entire Sneaker Collection

Submitted by on August 3, 2014 – 9:59 am9 Comments

Do you collect sneakers? Do you keep tons and tons of sneakers inside of your house? Do you regularly post about your sneaker collection on things like Twitter and Instagram? Then we’ve got just one word for you: Stop. And don’t let anyone know how large your collection is, either.

We don’t mean that you should stop collecting sneakers or stop keeping them inside of your home. Rather, we mean that you should stop trying to stunt on people by talking about your growing collection. And we say that because, recently, a man from East Bridgewater, Mass. learned a very valuable lesson about keeping your sneaker collection under wraps when he woke up one night and found four armed men inside of his home stealing his sneakers.

Shawn Raymond, who later revealed that he has been collecting sneakers since he was 14, saw the men invading his home and tried to stop them. But because they were armed, they ended up pistol-whipping him, hitting him with a crowbar, and tying up both him and several other members of his family. It sounds like it was a terrifying situation to say the least, and the men who were involved ended up making off with just about his entire collection of sneakers, which featured mostly Nike and Air Jordan shoes. They also took some jeans from his room, a gold chain, and electronics.

The good news for Raymond is that the men were later found and arrested, even though police arrived after they left his house with all of his stuff. But cops weren’t able to recover everything that was taken and there’s a good chance that Raymond won’t get all of his things back. The other good news, though, is that both he and his family members are OK, aside from the obvious emotional scars that come along with having your house broken into.

Let this be a lesson to you: You might want to think twice before you assemble a large sneaker collection inside of your house. And furthermore, you should definitely think twice before bragging about it on social media. Because you never know who’s watching and who might decide to try and put a dent in your well-earned collection.

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