It’s just a couple of days away from Christmas, but shoppers trying to get their hands on new limited edition Air Jordan’s didn’t show much holiday spirit this morning.
People in cities likes Indianapolis, Atlanta and Seattle fought, trampled each other, broke mall doors off of hinges and generally acted like heathens in order to get their hands on Nike’s new Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords.
“Tinker made it shine. Mike made it fly. You made it iconic,” Nike said in a statement. “Jordan 11s only come around once a year, so don’t miss this highly anticipated release.”
One woman in Lithonia, Georgia was arrested after leaving her 1 and 5 year old kids inside her car so she could purchase a pair of the $180 dollar sneakers.
“I don’t remember anything like this in the recent past at all, definitely not with the iPhone or anything like that,” Linda Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, told ABCNews.com.
Seattle police broke up fights using pepper spray as things spiraled out of control.
“Everyone is fighting over the shoes, arguing and stuff.” Seattle shopper Charles Wilby said.
“I don’t understand why they’re so important to people. They’re just shoes at the end of the day. It’s not worth risking your life over,” said Carlissa Williams, who added that she’ll never do anything like this again.
In total four people were arrested in Atlanta. Fights also broke out in Kentucky and glass was shattered at stores in North Carolina according to ABC News.
Nike rakes in estimated sales of $1 billion a year on Air Jordans.
Crowds out of control in Indianapolis
News coverage of people clowning in Seattle
Chaos in Atlanta