Air Jordan Retro XI Release Created Mob Scene in Fort Worth, Possibly Linked With Robbery/Murder in Georgia

The new Air Jordan Retro XIs went on sale. As expected, it was pandemonium. A Fort Worth police officer was forced to use pepper spray after being knocked over by a crowd of 300 to 400 people pushing toward the entrance to Hulen Mall.

“There was like a big riot over here, people got, like, pepper sprayed … it was really crazy. It was, like, chaos. Horrible. You couldn’t go through anywhere. If you go through there, it’d be like pretty much squishing, pushed down on the floor, stepped on. It was really crazy. Over some shoes. It was like a black Friday for shoes,” said Julio Lomeli.

There was also a scary story out of Grayson, Georgia where a high-school freshman, Paul Sampleton Jr., was “bound, shot and left to die” in his kitchen during a robbery. Police have not revealed the motive, but according to the AJC Sampleton was known for collecting and trading Air Jordans and estimated by a friend to have at least 20 pairs.

The Jordans retail for $200, though there are currently pairs going for $400 to $500 on eBay.

[Photo via @KeatonFoxNBC5]

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