The Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” is set to drop this weekend and as stores get ready for the big launch by handing out tickets, things can get at-times a bit crazy. Below is the full story of what happen recently at Finish Line outside the Franklin Park Mall.
Pre-sale fervor over coveted athletic shoes has some crying “foul,” after a scuffle with police outside of the Franklin Park Mall.
Dozens lined up at the JCPenney entrance for a chance to get a ticket to buy $200 “Jordan 11” sneakers.
Those tickets would allow shoppers to return to Finish Line this Saturday so they could buy the limited-edition shoes.
Those in the crowd tell 13abc: 300-400 people lined up overnight, but the store had 100-150 tickets.
Around 6 a.m., according to shoppers, those with Finish Line announced a delay in the opening of the store, prompting outcries from the crowd.
Some in the group then allegedly became belligerent, prompting officers to fire pepper spray.
An hour later, shoppers rushed back to their positions in line outside of the mall as the store began to allow them inside in small groups to retrieve their tickets.
We are still waiting to hear from spokespeople from Finish Line and the Franklin Park Mall, as well as Toledo police. No word whether anyone was hurt or arrested. – 13ABC
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