The sneaker reselling industry has helped birth a variety of services that help you buy and sell, including mobile apps, websites, and consignment shops, but a lot of people still prefer to do face-to-face meet ups. While this is certainly a quicker way to sell your sneakers, it does present a much larger danger. A teenager from Akron unfortunately learned this the hard way when he attempted to sell his Air Jordans the night before Thanksgiving, and was robbed at gunpoint.
According to the 19-year-old man met up with the suspects after posting the sneakers for sale on Instagram. Lt. Rick Edwards of the Akron Police described the crime to Cleveland.com: "When the victim and his friend arrived, they were approached by three men. One of the men pulled a silver revolver from the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and pointed it at the victim, " said Edwards. Luckily, this teenager wasn't hurt but let this be a warning to everyone to take all possible precautions when meeting up for exchanges.