Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Man Who Robbed People Waiting to Buy Air Jordans Gets Eight Years in Prison*~

Last summer, Jordan Brand dropped the "Bordeaux" Air Jordan VII Retro. For most 'heads, this meant the first chance at a remastered version of the sneaker, and just the second opportunity to cop them since the original 1992 release. However, one Connecticut man apparently saw dollar signs when he came across a group of teenagers camping out overnight to cop the shoes. 24-year-old Angel Cintron was one of three men who robbed a group of teens at gunpoint during the release last year, reports CBS Connecticut. Cintron and two other men made off with cash, cell phones, and a laptop belonging to the teens after the robbery outside of a Waterbury, Conn. sportswear store, and now he's finally facing the music.

8 Years In Prison For Armed Robbery Suspect

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man authorities say participated in the armed robbery of several teenagers waiting in line to buy collectible sneakers has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison. The Republican-American ( http://bit.ly/1THeR10 ) reports that under a plea deal, 24-year-old Angel Cintron pleaded to first-degree robbery under the Alford Doctrine in connection with the theft at about 1:30 a.m.