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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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..

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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