Friday, February 24, 2012
Colored folks riot at Nike Air Jordan Shoe Sales... $220.00 a pair! Funny how so many welfare breeders can buy $220.00 shoes
A shoe store in Florida has canceled today's sale of a expensive new basketball shoe at several locations after riot police were forced to break up rowdy crowds of disappointed consumers in Orlando, WOFL-TV reports.
"Our priority is the safety of the community," Foot Locker House of Hoops says in a statement. Stores in Tampa were among those originally scheduled to put the shoes on sale today.
Around 100 officers from the sheriff's office, Orlando police department and Florida Highway patrol were on hand around midnight because of milling crowds gathering to buy the new $220 Nike Foamposite One at Florida Mall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WOFL says the sale was canceled because of the unruly crowds.
Around Christmas, fights broke out at shoes stores in several states over the sale of a limited number of Air Jordans and the Orlando police were on alert for possible trouble.
As crowds swelled, a deputy drove around the mall's perimeter, announcing on a loudspeaker: "Florida Mall is closed. Please leave the premises. This is an unlawful gathering. There is no shoe release tonight."
Several NBA stars, including the Knicks Jeremy Lin, had been scheduled to be at the store today, the newspaper says.