by Brendan Dunne
A sneaker robbery in Brooklyn, N.Y., today ended with a crashed SUV and a teenage thief losing an arm.
ABC 7 reports that the 39-year-old victim drove to the Canarsie section of Brooklyn for a planned sneaker sale he'd arranged on Craigslist. When he arrived, authorities say that 17-year-old Zachary Sam pulled a gun on him and tried to rob him of the sneakers.
Sam fled after his robbery attempt. The victim panicked and attempted to drive off, pinning Sam to a nearby gate in the process and severing his arm.
Sam then tried to flee the scene by boarding a bus, but was pulled off the bus by the victim. Sam ran home after, collapsing in front of his house.
The sneaker at the center of the crime was a pair of "Aqua" Air Jordan 8s, which can be seen in the video still sitting out in the street.
According to ABC 7, a gun was recovered at the scene of the crime.
UPDATE 2/12: ABC 7 has updated its story with a video of the crime taking place that contradicts the picture painted by its first report. The video shows the driver deliberately mowing the teen down after being robbed of his shoes.