NY teen tries to steal Air Jordans, loses arm in Craigslist robbery gone wrong

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NEW YORK --  A Brooklyn teenager lost his arm in a Craigslist robbery gone wrong on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Police say the 17-year-old boy connected with a man on Craigslist who was selling a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.  They met about 1 p.m. near Avenue M and East 84th Street in Canarsie, where the teen got into the seller's SUV and pulled out a gun, police said. The teen stole the sneakers and then walked away.

The teen managed to make it only 100 yards or so when the driver made a U-turn, stepped on the gas and ran over the teenager, severing his arm, police told WPIX.

The teen, missing his arm, managed to jump on an MTA bus, where he demanded a MetroCard. Just then, the victim yanked the teenager off the bus and told the driver he'd robbed him.

The teen escaped again and ran home, where he collapsed, police said.

An ambulance took the boy — and his severed arm — to a nearby hospital.  The teen is in serious but stable condition. It was not immediately clear whether doctors were attempting to reattach his arm.

2 comments

  • Sho Nuff

    No one deserves to get run over and get his arm chopped off for a pair of sneakers…That would be too damn cruel if that was the only case….HOWEVER….This punk pulled a gun on a person who was just trying to complete an honest transaction. When you pull a gun, there is an automatic understanding that there is intent to kill or harm, because that’s what guns are made for.

    That being said, the incident of the man running over this kid was logical justice in my view because the kid still had a gun, (which he did pull out and show intent to kill/harm). By running over this scumbag, this hero possibly saved future people from being robbed and/or possibly shot/killed. The icing on the cake for the good citizens of this country, is that the kid now learned a valuable lesson. Don’t rob people!.

    THE DRIVER SHOULD NOT BE CHARGED.

    SEND THE KID TO JAIL SO HE CAN PONDER MORE ON THE ERROR OF HIS WAYS!

    Life is tough….good citizens have to be tougher…

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