Air Jordans Shoppers Get Pepper-Sprayed

Police used pepper spray on Friday to gain control of a crowd who were waiting in line to buy the new Air Jordan Concord XI sneakers in a suburb of Seattle. One person was also arrested. Police at Tukwila, Washington’s Westfield Southcenter mall were so overwhelmed by the crowd that they called for backup. One police officer said, “We used pepper spray on some of the fights to disrupt the crowds. This was not a pro-police crowd. The crowd was less than cooperative with instructions from police to quit fighting and to quit cutting.” Police were also called to other locations around the country to control crowds waiting to buy the same shoe.