Skip to comments.Release of Air Jordans sneakers .. Stabbing in Jersey City Mall
Posted on 12/24/2011 12:41:20 AM PST by SMGFan
Nothing, apparently, gets between a man and his Air Jordans. In the latest episode of retail gone horribly awry, crowds of unruly shoppers across the country fought among themselves, scuffled with police, upended Christmas decorations and broke down doors leading up to todays release of the most recent Michael Jordan-inspired basketball shoe. The unrest stretched from suburban Seattle to Jersey City, where a man was stabbed seven times as he waited in line to buy the $180 sneakers at the Newport Centre Mall, police said. The victim, set upon by several teenagers, was recovering at Jersey City Medical Center.
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Did that guy, who got stabbed, get his Air Jordans?
I’d hate to think he went to all that trouble and didn’t get a pair.
A 20-year-old Jersey City man was stabbed seven times last night during a fight among several of the 300 holiday shoppers lined up to buy the coveted Nike Air Jordan XI Concord sneakers at the Newport Centre Mall, police said.
The Duncan Avenue man, attacked at about 10:19 p.m., suffered non-life-threatening wounds, police said.
When police arrived at the mall, they found the victim outside, drifting in and out of consciousness and leaning against a concrete column in a puddle of blood, reports said.
At the Jersey City Medical Center, the victim told police he was in the line to buy the sneakers at a Footlocker inside the mall and was in front of the Children’s Place when he got into an argument with another man in line, reports said. When the two began to fight, four to six other men joined the attack, reports said.
The man said he thought he was being punched but realized he was being stabbed with knives, reports said. He managed to get away, staggered out of the mall and collapsed near the Hudson-Bergen light rail station, reports said.
The victim described his attackers as being in their late teens, reports said. Police said they found numerous blood trails, adding that the victim was stabbed in the back, shoulder, leg and arm.
The sneakers, last released five years ago, went on sale at midnight and are copies of the shoes Michael Jordan wore during his 1994-’96 comeback. They retail for $180 for men’s sizes; $120 for kids’ sizes.
Bunch of damned Sarah Palin worshipping Tea Partiers no doubt.
Drudgereport does not list the stabbing among the incidents. Maybe he missed my email?
Victims described attackers as teens. Really Jersey Journal & JC POlice? Really?
I don’t think the victim would have used the word, ‘teen’.
I think he would have used ‘homie’ instead.
Do not stop and ask for direction to Bayonne on MLK Drive at 12:30 am *shesh* .
Fighting over the latest sneaker or whatever is anything but new, but it never ceases to confound me. Is it really that *bleeping* important to have a status symbol? And it *is* all about having the latest status symbol and the bragging rights that come with it. Just blows my mind.
People who put value on their their things are not putting value on themselves. They are dependent on the changeable and unreliable, not the unchangeable and reliable.
Obama’s voting blocks in action....
I’d like to know where ppl in Jersey City are getting the money for $180 sneakers... on second thought, no, I don’t. I have a pretty good idea.
well, one person car jacked and got $50 and a camera. They sell drugs along MLK as well. :)
see street view of Claremont Ave and MLK Drive in Jersey City- day street view.
And how many of these shoppers buying $180 shoes are on food stamps?
The shoes retail for $180. Thats 40 five round boxes of Remington (Amm-8174) 12 gauge 2 3/4 #1 buckshot. Id rather have the ammo.
Can you buy them with your EBT card ?