Several Arrested After Mad Rush For Nike Air Jordan Concords

10:15 am, December 23rd, 2011
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Newly reissued Air Jordans drew hysteria in Atlanta, as customers broke down the doors, leading to multiple arrests including one woman who left her two toddlers in her car. According to the sneaker blog NiceKicks, “The Air Jordan 11 Concord is widely regarded as one of, if not the most, popular sneakers of all-time. Michael Jordan debuted the Air Jordan 11 Concord during his comeback in the 1995 NBA Playoffs.”

Hundreds of people began lining up in the early hours at Stonecrest Mall to get their hands on a pair of Nike’s new Michael Jordan sneakers. Several stores inside the mall were offering the sneakers.

Apparently, some people could not wait until the mall opened its doors at 8 a.m. Police were called to the scene.

DeKalb police responded with as many as 20 squad cars after a large crowd apparently made an illegal entry into the mall, breaking down the door. Police escorted most of the people back outside. At least four people were arrested in that incident.

Apparently this is what they were after.