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(New York Daily News)   Teenager shot after cutting in line at a Foot Locker where everyone was waiting to purchase some new shoes. Who knew Foot Locker was still around?   (nydailynews.com) divider line 236
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2014-04-20 11:54:19 PM  
Snitches get stitches, cutters get?


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Yeezy'

"Foamposite"? Just kill yourself.
 
2014-04-21 12:01:43 AM  
On one hand, it takes a special kind of crazy to get into an argument and then come back with a gun. If you're coming back with a gun someone better be eating your family members.

At the same time, he cut in line in Brooklyn and multiple people saw him and took umbrage. What did he think was gonna happen? When someone says that he's going to get a gun, that's your cue to take it on the arches.
 
2014-04-21 12:06:50 AM  
Anyway, jail was made for crazy people like the shooter.

If the police arrested everyone in line, the people running the footlocker, people wearing sneakers from the footlocker, and required you to keep a recipt for your non-footlocker shoes or be arrested as well; that's the war on drugs.

It's not that I don't believe in crime and punishment, it's that I believe we shouldn't make extra criminals out of nowhere when we need limited police resources for when crazy bastards shoot a kid for cutting in line to get some ugly shoes.
 
2014-04-21 12:09:58 AM  
I can't say I've seen a Foot Locker in a while, but I haven't been inside a mall in a while.  Shoe stores make sense as a business that can still cut it in retail though, I know I wouldn't buy a pair of shoes without being able to try them on first.  Then again, Zappos apparently does big business, so some people are willing to roll the dice on that.
 
2014-04-21 12:29:41 AM  
I don't get the appeal. It's not like the shoes flash little red lights when you walk or have air pumps built into the tongue to make you jump higher and run faster.
 
NFA
2014-04-21 12:38:34 AM  
My wife is a bank manager.  One day a young kid walked in and went right to the front of the line, ahead of people waiting for upwards of 20 minutes.  When people protested, the kid shouted "there's no law against it".  At that point an old black man removed his belt and wrapped it around this hand and threatened to beat him with it.  The police were called and the kid mouthed off to the police.  During the conversation the old man referred to the kid as a delinquent.  The kid spoke up and said the the cop, are you going let him talk to me like that?  At that point my wife said, "Well, there's no law against it".  At which point everyone but the kid had a good laugh.

Young people are becoming almost feral in that they only comply with basic civil precepts where there is a threat of punishment.  Otherwise they do what they want, when they want to.
 
2014-04-21 12:39:32 AM  
Brought to you by Zappos.com, buying without the gunshots.
 
2014-04-21 12:47:47 AM  
Yes subby Foot Locker is still around. We are reminded every time there is an incident there when a new sneaker is rolled out. I wonder if it gets extra crazy at a Florida Foot Locker.
 
2014-04-21 12:59:50 AM  
Shot in the foot, lol. That's truly poetic justice.
 
2014-04-21 01:17:14 AM  
Isn't that one of those stores at the mall?


Well, not the mall in my town, but the last time I saw a Foot Locker it was in a mall.

And there was a line?  Really?

Weird.
 
2014-04-21 01:19:26 AM  

NFA: My wife is a bank manager.  One day a young kid walked in and went right to the front of the line, ahead of people waiting for upwards of 20 minutes.  When people protested, the kid shouted "there's no law against it".  At that point an old black man removed his belt and wrapped it around this hand and threatened to beat him with it.  The police were called and the kid mouthed off to the police.  During the conversation the old man referred to the kid as a delinquent.  The kid spoke up and said the the cop, are you going let him talk to me like that?  At that point my wife said, "Well, there's no law against it".  At which point everyone but the kid had a good laugh.

Young people are becoming almost feral in that they only comply with basic civil precepts where there is a threat of punishment.  Otherwise they do what they want, when they want to.


Come to Florida, the retirees here have kids beat out by a country mile with line cutting, parking lot sniping, and holding up checkouts while the read every thing on the damn slip.

Today I was out shopping and I decided to buy my 84 year old father a chocolate bunny.  The store had a few small ones and I got the last one.

I walk about ten feet from the cart to grab another item when I see this old lady looking at the empty shelf of  bunnies, then sees mine and takes it out of my basket and walks off with it.

I run after and say "excuse me maam, that is my bunny" and she says "no it's not I got it off the shelf"  and another lady says "no maam, I saw you take it out of that guys basket"  old lady throws it at me and calls me an asshole.
 
2014-04-21 01:22:49 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Then again, Zappos apparently does big business, so some people are willing to roll the dice on that.


If you have the credit, you can buy a bunch of stuff and return what doesn't fit.  But of course lots of people don't have that.  Though those are the people that probably should be getting shoes at a place that's cheaper than Foot Locker.
 
2014-04-21 01:23:01 AM  
I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work. You can always tell when there is a new shoe release from Nike...

/it's because they are lined up for a block.
//and by they I mean urban males
 
2014-04-21 01:28:01 AM  

mariner314: I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work.


Husband and pimp?
 
2014-04-21 01:29:49 AM  

mariner314: I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work. You can always tell when there is a new shoe release from Nike...

/it's because they are lined up for a block.
//and by they I mean urban males


awww, you're trying so hard not to be racist!  that's cute!
 
2014-04-21 01:30:13 AM  
Christ those shoes are ugly
 
2014-04-21 01:33:31 AM  

khonshu: mariner314: I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work. You can always tell when there is a new shoe release from Nike...

/it's because they are lined up for a block.
//and by they I mean urban males

awww, you're trying so hard not to be racist!  that's cute!


Whys it racist to describe reality?
 
2014-04-21 01:34:49 AM  

theflatline: Come to Florida, the retirees here have kids beat out by a country mile with line cutting, parking lot sniping, and holding up checkouts while the read every thing on the damn slip.


I think its a regional thing.  I never understood some cultural stereotypes until I moved to San Diego and discovered how complete pricks old people can be.
 
2014-04-21 01:36:09 AM  
I think anybody who wants to shoot anybody who wants to buy 250-buck sneakers should be allowed to. Encouraged to. It'll end up raising the area's IQ by ten points per bullet.
 
2014-04-21 01:36:11 AM  
$250? If I were Gates or Buffet I still wouldn't pay that much for a pair of shiattyass sneakers.
 
2014-04-21 01:42:36 AM  

khonshu: mariner314: I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work. You can always tell when there is a new shoe release from Nike...

/it's because they are lined up for a block.
//and by they I mean urban males

awww, you're trying so hard not to be racist!  that's cute!


I know, right?  It's such a dog-whistle, isn't it?  We can't really call them black though.  That would be racist to even notice that everyone lined up to buy the latest Nike shoe is either black or some hipster douchebag like Chumlee from the show on that awful cable channel.

You can't really call them anything because to do so would be racist as well.

So, there we go - "urban males".  I think he meant it in a good way though.  Hell, the person you're replying to might even be black.

And I might be Samuel Jackson.

You should re-read what I wrote in Samuel Jackson's voice.
 
2014-04-21 01:42:43 AM  
OTOH, about 15 years ago, my brother got thrown out of a Foot Locker in the Cherryvale Mall in Rockford, IL.

We were in town visiting our mom when she still lived in Rockford.  Both my brother and I are graduates of Florida State, but he's always been more of a smart ass than I.  He amused himself by walking into the Foot Locker and asking that since he was an FSU grad, could he get a discount on a pair of shoes.


The store manager was not amused.
 
2014-04-21 01:43:15 AM  
He cut in line to buy a pair of Kanye West designed sneakers?  Everyone in line should have been shot in the foot.
 
2014-04-21 01:44:56 AM  

12349876: If you have the credit, you can buy a bunch of stuff and return what doesn't fit.


I'm sure a lot of people have the credit but don't do it because they aren't assholes.
 
2014-04-21 01:45:26 AM  
But...but... Brooklyn/NY banned guns so this is not possible.
 
2014-04-21 01:47:28 AM  

DubtodaIll: khonshu: mariner314: I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work. You can always tell when there is a new shoe release from Nike...

/it's because they are lined up for a block.
//and by they I mean urban males

awww, you're trying so hard not to be racist!  that's cute!

Whys it racist to describe reality?


Eggs ZACKLY. Are you saying it's a lie? Are you saying it's not allowed to be observed out loud? Please explain.
 
2014-04-21 01:49:15 AM  
B-b-but white people!
 
2014-04-21 01:50:16 AM  
Zappos all the way. You have to pay for them first but the returns have free shipping. I take a 14c so it's great. I'll order five pairs and usually return three or so. Beats schlepping around trying to find my size.
 
2014-04-21 01:58:14 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: Zappos all the way. You have to pay for them first but the returns have free shipping. I take a 14c so it's great. I'll order five pairs and usually return three or so. Beats schlepping around trying to find my size.


And so it's come to this.  We have a generation of people for whom it is too much trouble to go to a store and actually try shoes on before they buy them.

upload.wikimedia.org

/inconsolable
 
2014-04-21 02:03:51 AM  

JuggleGeek: 12349876: If you have the credit, you can buy a bunch of stuff and return what doesn't fit.

I'm sure a lot of people have the credit but don't do it because they aren't assholes.


So people are assholes because they return a product that they can't use?
 
2014-04-21 02:06:40 AM  

gfid: And so it's come to this.  We have a generation of people for whom it is too much trouble to go to a store and actually try shoes on before they buy them


The Old Skoolz I bought online fit perfectly. The lace anchors? Yeah, rocking it.
 
2014-04-21 02:06:48 AM  
Foot Locker is one of the last stores left standing in any dying mall.

To paraphrase Chris Rock:

"There are two kinds of malls.  The kind that the white people go to and the kind that the white people used to go to.  Nothing but tennis shoes and baby clothes."
 
2014-04-21 02:14:33 AM  

theflatline: I run after and say "excuse me maam, that is my bunny" and she says "no it's not I got it off the shelf"  and another lady says "no maam, I saw you take it out of that guys basket"  old lady throws it at me and calls me an asshole.


Had a run-in with an old lady in a grocery store while in Louisiana. I stopped at the beer display and thought about buying a 6-pack, which in all honestly, would last me for almost a week. She stopped and saw where my gaze went and spewed, "Are you DRUNK? Do you WANT to be DRUNK?". I replied with "No" but was shocked and amused at her teetotaler ferocity. Several minutes later I saw her in the bakery aisle looking at cakes. I so wanted to walk up and say, "Are you FAT? Do you WANT to be FAT?" but I just couldn't talk to an old lady that way.
 
2014-04-21 02:16:31 AM  
Standing on line?
The word is "in", In line.
/Brooklin People probyms.
 
2014-04-21 02:17:10 AM  

chitownmike: So people are assholes because they return a product that they can't use?


The best part of Lowe's Hardware and Wal-Mart is their super-generous return policy. I always over-buy, just in case I need it, then bag it all up for months at a time and return it. I've brought in stuff to Lowe's months after their return policy expired and they just take it. Also, the people who work there are retired/unable to work a) electricians, b) plumbers, c) carpenters, d) handymen, e) car guys, etc.

"What sort of wire do I need for this outlet?"

"14/3/G romex"

"Got it."
 
2014-04-21 02:25:00 AM  

NFA: Young people are becoming almost feral in that they only comply with basic civil precepts where there is a threat of punishment.  Otherwise they do what they want, when they want to.


said every old man since 30,000 BC.
 
2014-04-21 02:25:54 AM  

gfid: Red Shirt Blues: Zappos all the way. You have to pay for them first but the returns have free shipping. I take a 14c so it's great. I'll order five pairs and usually return three or so. Beats schlepping around trying to find my size.

And so it's come to this.  We have a generation of people for whom it is too much trouble to go to a store and actually try shoes on before they buy them.



/inconsolable


Ok.....I challenge you to find a store that stocks a selection in men's 14c. And by selection try more than six pairs.
 
2014-04-21 02:34:56 AM  
Sounds like "road rage" on foot.

I've never really understood how someone cutting in front of someone, in a line or lane, evolves into a shooting.

Dafuq?
 
2014-04-21 02:43:12 AM  
When a culture makes rims on a car and sneakers on a person status symbols, you're going to end up with some irrational behaviour in the dumbest of times and places.
 
2014-04-21 02:47:16 AM  
Nancies.  Cutting in line is about the only situation I can think of that would make me want to pull a gun on someone.

Of the three private business I've almost been kicked out of, it was to verbally shame line cutters. Those teenage girls had it coming though...
 
2014-04-21 02:48:59 AM  

gingerjet: theflatline: Come to Florida, the retirees here have kids beat out by a country mile with line cutting, parking lot sniping, and holding up checkouts while the read every thing on the damn slip.

I think its a regional thing.  I never understood some cultural stereotypes until I moved to San Diego and discovered how complete pricks old people can be.


Ah, god that brings back memories. Affluent folks in their "55 and greater" age-discriminating gated communities who'd paid a token for their house decades ago and, thanks to Prop. 13, still paid next to nothing in property taxes, crying bitterly about a desperately needed 2 or 3 percent water rate increase to replace disintegrating clay pipes that had been laid eighty years ago.

"But I''m on a fixed income - waaaah!" Yes, so you may only get a few thousand a month in pensions and social security - you're also sitting on a million-dollar house or two, benefitted enormously from postwar government housing initiatives, Prop. 13, homestead exclusions, generous retirement packages, and union protections, which, once your first gray hairs appeared, you couldn't get rid of fast enough before anyone else could benefit. Any politician who dared oppose their cabal was accused of wanting to euthanize vulnerable seniors and stood zero chance of getting elected.

Never before in my life had I witnessed an entire group of people so completely focused on feathering their own nests rather than making sacrifices to improve the quality of life for generations to come. "Greatest Generation", my ass.
 
2014-04-21 02:50:21 AM  
Oh man, Foot Locker?
I need to get me some pumps!
 
2014-04-21 03:04:56 AM  
Yo. Were they allowed to finish? Buying shoes?

This is what I refer to as a win-win situation.
Win: line cutter gets a lesson
Win: some wanna-be gangstie be going to prison
 
2014-04-21 03:06:27 AM  

NFA: My wife is a bank manager.  One day a young kid walked in and went right to the front of the line, ahead of people waiting for upwards of 20 minutes.  When people protested, the kid shouted "there's no law against it".  At that point an old black man removed his belt and wrapped it around this hand and threatened to beat him with it.  The police were called and the kid mouthed off to the police.  During the conversation the old man referred to the kid as a delinquent.  The kid spoke up and said the the cop, are you going let him talk to me like that?  At that point my wife said, "Well, there's no law against it".  At which point everyone but the kid had a good laugh.

Young people are becoming almost feral in that they only comply with basic civil precepts where there is a threat of punishment.  Otherwise they do what they want, when they want to.


A 20 minute wait at the bank? She needs to hire tellers.
 
2014-04-21 03:24:30 AM  

doglover: On one hand, it takes a special kind of crazy to get into an argument and then come back with a gun. If you're coming back with a gun someone better be eating your family members.

At the same time, he cut in line in Brooklyn and multiple people saw him and took umbrage. What did he think was gonna happen? When someone says that he's going to get a gun, that's your cue to take it on the arches.


Exactly. This is America, not the Civilized World. You have a gun, you shoot someone. What could be more American?
 
2014-04-21 03:28:03 AM  

mikewadestr: He cut in line to buy a pair of Kanye West designed sneakers?  Everyone in line should have been shot in the foot.


Exactly.

Anyone fool enough just to be in the store to buy a pair of overpriced crap because "OO, KANYE WEST SNEAKERS!" should have been shot twice and then dismembered, just in case.
 
2014-04-21 03:45:31 AM  

DubtodaIll: khonshu: mariner314: I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work. You can always tell when there is a new shoe release from Nike...

/it's because they are lined up for a block.
//and by they I mean urban males

awww, you're trying so hard not to be racist!  that's cute!

Whys it racist to describe reality?


It's called "liberal denial". Don't try to understand it, son. It will only give you a headache.
 
2014-04-21 03:57:19 AM  

doglover: On one hand, it takes a special kind of crazy to get into an argument and then come back with a gun. If you're coming back with a gun someone better be eating your family members.

At the same time, he cut in line in Brooklyn and multiple people saw him and took umbrage. What did he think was gonna happen? When someone says that he's going to get a gun, that's your cue to take it on the arches.


Yee-haw, pardner.
 
2014-04-21 03:59:59 AM  

gfid: khonshu: mariner314: I drop my wife off downtown every Saturday for work. You can always tell when there is a new shoe release from Nike...

/it's because they are lined up for a block.
//and by they I mean urban males

awww, you're trying so hard not to be racist!  that's cute!

I know, right?  It's such a dog-whistle, isn't it?  We can't really call them black though.  That would be racist to even notice that everyone lined up to buy the latest Nike shoe is either black or some hipster douchebag like Chumlee from the show on that awful cable channel.

You can't really call them anything because to do so would be racist as well.

So, there we go - "urban males".  I think he meant it in a good way though.  Hell, the person you're replying to might even be black.

And I might be Samuel Jackson.

You should re-read what I wrote in Samuel Jackson's voice.


Just say black.  White people only wait in line for the next Call of Duty (well, not so much anymore as digital distribution allows them to do so from the safety of their abodes).

I call a spade a spade.  It is how I roll.
 
2014-04-21 04:00:06 AM  
What is depressing about this story is the reporter saw fit to report the brand of these shoes. They're shoes. People are shooting each other over shoes.
 
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