Maryland Mall Evacuated & Locked Down After Sneaker Fight

CBS Baltimore, February 6, 2012

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The store had more anxious customers than they had sneakers for sale—and that was a recipe for trouble.

Valley Mall in Hagerstown is peaceful now, but a sneaker, Nike’s new Foam tennis shoe, caused near-riot conditions inside the mall on Saturday, like a melee at another mall in December after Nike released a popular pair of Air Jordans.

“Just a fight going on down there at Foot Locker. Arguments; someone said that there was knives pulled,” said mall employee Cassandra Jenkins.

About a dozen officers responded and moved all customers outside. They say the problem was a classic dilemma: supply and demand. There were 150 customers, but only 90 pairs of shoes for sale. They sold out in minutes.

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According to reports, the Nike Foam sneakers sell for more than $200 at places like Foot Locker, but they’re so popular they can double in price, selling for as much as $500 on the Internet.

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  • Anonymous

    “JUST a fight”…. gives a little insight as to Cassandra’s ethnicity and the clientele of the mall.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.morrow1 Hunter Morrow

    150 people pulling knives, “just a fight.”

    Hmm, this isn’t Chocolate Christmas though. Chocolate Christmas is the release of the newest Nike Air Jordan model in December.

    Hey, Chocolate Christmas in February! And March and April and May…

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    Mark me, Nike will be blamed for undersupplying the retailers and manufacturing these riots.  Meanwhile, any given store I go to always seems to have a plentiful supply of New Balance when I need to buy a new pair.  And if I’m out, I’ll go to another store without rioting.  Of course, not rioting when one can’t get shoes is probably a form of racism.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

      But you’re White and civilized QD and these people are….well…..

  • Anonymous

    ” (Police) say the problem was a classic dilemma: supply and demand. There were 150 customers, but only 90 pairs of shoes for sale.”

    Ha! I agree that it was a “classic dilemma”, but one of a very different sort – what to do with hundreds of low IQ people who cannot peacefully organize themselves and who are prone to violence at the drop of a hat. 

    This whole country is like that shoe store every day…… 

  • Anonymous

    In the article there was no mention of race. Is that because it wasn’t necessary? 

    • Marcy Fleming

       Exactly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JBFGOQQ2RC5YQ6YOCSUPJQGN2U AvgDude

    Feral negroes ruining yet another mall.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Giavelli/100003389637535 Sarah Giavelli

    There was a huge store sale in austin. thousand of white people lined up for the sale. The store manager made a big point of goin out and reminding the crowd not to riot. Everyone was well behaved I think she forgot only blacks do that

  • Anonymous

    With the Afro demimonde, every day is “Black Friday.”

  • Anonymous

    Avoid any mall with large sporting goods or car stereo stores. They are afrovoodoo magnets.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    Even more stupid: Our government supporting these thugs with tax payer dollars so they can purchase a $200 dollars pair of shoes.