One sneaker transaction took a turn for the worse last week when the potential buyer tried to purchase pairs of Yeezy Boosts with counterfeit money.
According to the Stamford Advocate, 21-year-old buyer, Malik Claybourne scheduled a meetup for three pairs of Yeezy Boosts in exchange for cash. According to lead investigator Mike Longo, the parties arranged the sale on social media. Claybourne and two friends met up with the seller on Summit Ridge Road in Connecticut.
“When they purchased the sneakers and handed over some of the money, the victim immediately realized it was counterfeit money and confronted them, and that’s when it turned into a robbery,” Longo told the Advocate.
Claybourne is being charged with first-degree robbery and 10 counts of first-degree forgery for the counterfeit bills. Police are still trying to identify the two other suspects.