Maryland Mall Evacuated & Locked Down After Sneaker Fight

CBS Baltimore, February 6, 2012


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.


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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

    • 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


  • AvgDude

    Feral negroes ruining yet another mall.  

  • 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.

  • thomas

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