Late last week, local Cleveland, Ohio, newspapers reported that a man had been shot and robbed of two pairs of YEEZYs at a meetup gone wrong.
The article details that a Parma man traveled to Cleveland to sell both pairs before being shot and robbed in the city’s Brooklyn Centre neighborhood. The YEEZYs, which the police report claims were worth around $450 each, were to be sold in a package deal for $800 to a man the victim had contacted through text messages.
Upon arriving at the meetup with his cousin, things started to go wrong for the 19-year-old Parma man. One of the buyers reportedly claimed to have forgotten his wallet, before flashing a handgun and saying, “How about I take both?”
The victim tried to put the shoes in the backseat of his car and leave but the police report claims the robber walked up to the car and shot the man in the thigh. The report continues that the second robber took the kicks from the backseat before both ran off.
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