Police Called In To Break Up Fight Between Shoppers Over Nike Shoes
REDONDO BEACH (CBS) — A fight broke out early Friday morning among shoppers waiting to buy the latest edition of a popular Nike shoe at the South Bay Galleria.
The Air Jordan XI Retro Concord went on sale at 5 a.m. Friday at the mall’s Foot Locker. The black and white shoes are a collector’s item and cost $180.
Witnesses say dozens of customers were pushing and shoving to get a pair of the shoes before police were reportedly brought in and sales had to be shut down.
Police ordered customers to leave and come back at 8 a.m., but they wouldn’t depart from the mall.
It is unknown if anyone was injured or if any arrests were made.
Similar incidents also occurred Friday morning across the country in Atlanta, Indianapolis and North Carolina. Police in Seattle had to use pepper spray to calm crowds there.
The highly collectible shoe line is estimated to bring in nearly $1 billion annually.