When will we have the national conversation over sneaker control?
A man was shot and then crashed a car Friday after two people demanded his newly purchased Nike Air Jordan shoes, Harris County officials said.
The man was discovered shot about 10:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Plumwood near Hallfield, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken to Houston Northwest Medical Center. His condition was not released, but deputies said he had a life-threatening gunshot wound.
Deputies said the man and another man had just returned to one of their homes from Willowbrook Mall, where they had bought Air Jordan XI “Bred” tennis shoes. As the driver pulled up to the front of his home, two men in a green, four-door vehicle pulled in front of them. An armed man got out of the car, deputies said, approached the men and demanded their new shoes.
The driver ran, and the gunman opened fire on him. The driver was not hurt.
As the passenger tried to drive away, a second armed man opened fire on him, wounding him.
The car cashed into a gas meter at a nearby house, rupturing the gas line.
Perhaps we should have a waiting period and time for cooling off after these folks buy their ridiculously overpriced sneakers.
Michael Jordan was unavailable for comment.