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Teen trying to sell shoes via Twitter is attacked by 5 men

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A Hephzibah teen who tried to sell a pair of Nike Jordan tennis shoes through Twitter was jumped by five men when he showed up to complete the sale Tuesday afternoon, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The 19-year-old told a deputy that he advertised the shoes on the social networking Web site Twitter. He received a call from a man interested in buying the shoes, and went to the ball park at the Diamond Lakes Community Center in Hephzibah to meet him about 4 p.m., according to the report.

While they were talking, four other men came from around the corner. All five jumped him, hit and kicked him. The men took the shoes, valued at $200, along with his cell phone, $100 in cash, and car keys, according to the incident report.

The man who met with the teen was wearing a black shirt and cargo shorts and was described as having light skin, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and 160 pounds, with wavy hair. The other four were described as having dark skin, with three of the four about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 180 pounds. The fourth was 6 feet tall and weighed about 230 pounds, according to the report.

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xpresso1
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xpresso1 07/04/12 - 01:35 am
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People are so mean these

People are so mean these days...

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 07/04/12 - 06:40 am
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Those Nike Jordan's are

Those Nike Jordan's are responsible for a lot of violence. Maybe we should ban them.

oldfella
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oldfella 07/04/12 - 07:15 am
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take proper precautions

Selling things over the internet is very common these days - my young son has done it several times himself. But your "spidey sense" should kick in when choosing a location. Never, ever , meet at an isolated area like a park. Meet where there are plenty of witnesses and in a safe neighborhood. Also never go alone if you can help it.

boodroe
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boodroe 07/04/12 - 07:35 am
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Always sell stuff in a public place

Never meet anyone alone you don't know to sell stuff it usualy ends badly in a robbery or worse.

cheapster505
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cheapster505 07/04/12 - 07:35 am
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and the victim

and the victim was ?

crackertroy
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crackertroy 07/04/12 - 08:40 am
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fatboy hog
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You're right, every time there's a Jordan release, the patrons break down the doors and trample each other to get them. They should start selling all Jordans through the Nike website.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 07/04/12 - 09:15 am
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The description is

The description is interesting.

PitchFork007
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PitchFork007 07/04/12 - 10:16 am
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The perp description is confusing.

For the safety of the public the description of the five attackers that is presented by the media to the public should be as accurate and complete as possible. The editorial staff members of The Augusta Chronicle continue to torment themselves over political correctness.
Does "having light skin" mean that this attacker is white or that this attacker is black with light skin color? Does "having dark skin" mean that the other four attackers are black or dark-skinned Hispanics or what?
Please stop this ridiculous foolishness!

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 07/04/12 - 10:28 am
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Come on. How many blonde
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Come on. How many blonde haired, Swedish kids attack others to steal their shoes? Now, since the attacker actually called the "victim" there will be a record of the number he called from. Shouldn't be hard to find him.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/04/12 - 10:31 am
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What are 5 guys going to do

What are 5 guys going to do with ONE pair of shoes?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/04/12 - 10:46 am
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Seriously, do not meet ANYONE

Seriously, do not meet ANYONE in a park or parking lot in south RC to conduct a sale or purchase. You are just asking to be robbed and beaten or shot. Offer to meet them in front of the sheriff's office or an occupied sheriff's sub-station. That usually culls out the ones planning to rob you.

countyman says Diamond Lakes is proof south RC is getting their tax money's worth. If I went in there alone I would want to have a machine gun. Maybe these guys were just taking their cue from what the commission does to us on our taxes and garbage fees. They take what we have and give us nothing in return. You don't have to leave home to be robbed in south RC. Just stay at home and wait for your tax bill or the garbage truck.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 07/04/12 - 11:40 am
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Likely resell them, bdouglas.

Likely resell them, bdouglas. I would hate to be the buyer; talk about rude salesclerks!

dichotomy, that was hilarious, but sadly, true.

countyman
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countyman 07/04/12 - 12:56 pm
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Dichotomy sometimes your

Dichotomy sometimes your comments are valid, but a few(mostly on South Augusta) of them aren't even worth responding too...

Why would anybody feel the need to have a machine gun at Diamond Lakes?? Are you afraid of adults playing tennis, kids playing basketball, or people walking out of the library??

The facts are a large percentage of the fastest growing neighborhoods(Walton Acres, Walton Farms, Lakes at Spirit Creek) in South Augusta are in proximity to Diamond Lakes.... The neighborhood inside of Diamond Lakes(Manchester) starts in the $180's.... How many neighborhoods in the CSRA/metro start in the $180's??

I don't know what's the problem, but you clearly have a bias against Richmond County... I remember when you said people in South Augusta have to drive to Columbia county to shop/dine etc... When Columbia county is trying to attract an outlet mall, because 80% of the residents shop/dine outside of the county(i.e West Augusta)...

trimmy
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trimmy 07/04/12 - 01:27 pm
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Jordan shoes
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Where did the seller get such a wonderful pair of shoes? And if they are so great why didn't this person keep them ? You may say they were not the correct size. This person should take them back for a refund in that case. No receipt. I wonder why. Just thinking on paper.

KSL
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KSL 07/04/12 - 07:37 pm
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He lives in Richmond County.

He lives in Richmond County. If he has a bias against Richmond County, I would say he has a right to express it.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/05/12 - 12:54 am
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Yes countyman, I do have a

Yes countyman, I do have a bias against the way south RC is treated and taxed, especially "south of Spirit Creek".

They forcibly rezoned our land out here to Residential back around 2000 or so based on the LIE of a pending growth explosion. They knew it was a lie. Nothing indicated explosive growth. But they needed the revenue to fianance downtown projects. We got no growth but the Tax Appraiser did take the opportunity to raise the tax value of our empty land to residential lot rates.

In 2002 the county saw fit to install a 4000 gallon chlorine gas tank with an orange windsock on it next to my house, thereby ruining the value of my house, and my property. But the Tax Appraiser and the Board of Appeals did not see where having a chlorine gas tank in my living room would affect the value of my house or property. Have you ever had the pleasure of hearing a claxton going off next to your house and then seeing the HAZMAT team show up 30 minutes later in full HAZMAT suits and oxygen tanks countyman. Not a good indicator for resale value.....or tax value.

Next the do gooders saw fit to force trash collection on us. I did not mind having garbage service but I resisted because I knew the mismanagement and empire building would drive the rates to unfair levels. I stood up and said so at the commnity meetings only to be ridiculed by our local pseudo radio personality. But guess what? I was right and now we are being charged DOUBLE the rate that we should be charged.

And what happens to all of our tax money? It gets spent "redeveloping" the old city of Augusta. The people of "south of Spirit Creek" have their property valued at an unfair tax rate and get nothing for it. In addition, we are paying DOUBLE the going rate for garbage service so Mark Johnson can build his CNG empire at the dump. The proposed rates have nothing to do with the cost of garbage service. It's all about the methane recovery and forcing the collectors to buy CNG trucks and then buy Mark Johnson's methane gas to run them on. For this we are being charged TWICE what the actual cost of the service should be.

The response times for sheriff, fire, and amublance to this area of the county are too slow, the roads are filled with potholes, the policies of our government have increased crime on the southside and caused retail and restaurants to close and leave the area in droves.

Yes counytman I do have a bias and I will continue to hammer the point until I see some indication that the south end of RC is being taxed at a fair level and that we are getting equal "redevelopment" and equal services for the same price that everyone else is getting.

And countyman, you always respond that we are not getting businesses and retail out here because we don't have the DENSITY to support them. Well MAYBE we don't have the DENSITY to support having our vacant land being ZONED RESIDENTIAL either. Put that in your tax pipe and smoke it.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/05/12 - 07:47 am
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Well now

Well said at 1254am....that will give some something to chew on..

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/05/12 - 03:55 pm
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"What are 5 guys going to do

"What are 5 guys going to do with ONE pair of shoes?"

1 guy to put his feet in them and the other 4 are still trying to figure out how to lace them up all they way.

Sofiarun
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Sofiarun 11/05/12 - 03:38 am
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It always pays to take notice

It always pays to take notice of who you are dealing with. When making trades online, whether it's shoes or something less expensive, you have to make the deal in public. It is always dangerous to meet someone in a secluded place.

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