Doing meet-ups for sneaker deals can sometimes be risky business, as many people are set up for robberies. Well, this time in the all-too-often sneaker crime, the would-be robbers ended up getting the short end of the stick.
According to Joliet Patch, three Illinois teens—one 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds—made a deal on Facebook to purchase two pairs of Air Jordans for $175 each, with the plan to steal the sneakers upon meet up.
The teenaged stick up crew arraigned to meet up with a 22-year-old man, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old at an address on Pine Street in Joliet, Illinois on Sunday around 8:30 p.m. The meet up went bad when the teens handed over a roll of 10 single dollar bills, instead of the agreed $350. When they were asked about the rest of the money, the 16-year-old snatched a pair of Air Jordans, one of the 17-year-olds pulled a gun, and the other 17-year-old grabbed the second pair of shoes and punched the 15-year-old in the face.
While the robbers fled on foot, the victims called the police to respond to the scene. Before officers could arrive to the scene, Joliet Police received reports of a nearby shooting on Spring Street. When police arrived to the Spring Street home, they learned that a single shot was fired at the house, penetrating the walls. When investigating the scene, the three teens were found inside with the two pairs of sneakers and a flare gun that resembled a 9mm pistol.
The three teens, who all live in the Spring Street house, were identified by their victims and taken to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center. The shooter has yet to be identified or apprehended.