The three men who cops say jumped a teenager in East Flushing, Queens, and stole the “$2,000 Air Jordans” right off his feet, found out the hard way that the sneakers were just knock-offs when they tried to sell them at a consignment shop.
Not only that, the store’s surveillance camera captured crystal-clear video of them as they tried to cash in on the faux Jordans.
Police released the footage Thursday afternoon as they continued to look for the trio.“The real reason why we didn’t buy them — the shoe was a knockoff,” an employee at .IMAGE, who asked not to be ID’d by name, said on Thursday.
The victim had been standing on a sidewalk on Quince Avenue on Saturday when the muggers’ white sedan slowly passed him by, then pulled over.
The three ran out of the car and one grabbed the victim from behind and pulled him down to the sidewalk, holding him. The other two each grabbed hold of one sneaker and yanked it off. Then they ran back to their car and bolted.
The victim, whose name has not been released, told cops that the three men stole his “$2,000 Air Jordans.” It’s unclear if he knew they were bogus when he gave cops their value.