If you've ever been tempted, when you see a dude walking down the street in a fly pair of Gucci sneakers, to whip out your handgun and demand he give them to you, you should probably reconsider. Because Gucci kicks not only come with gorgeous Italian hand-stitching and ego-boosting recognizable patterns. They also come with karma. From today's Post police blotter:
A thief was shot in the foot by one of his accomplices as they swiped the sneakers off a man's feet at gunpoint in Jamaica, cops said yesterday. The bizarre incident occurred at 11:35 p.m. last Saturday when William Carter, 17, Fritz Fontaine, 19, Saeed Fortune, 17, Chavon Lindsay, 19, and Jaleel Warren, 18, surrounded the 21-year-old victim at Memphis Avenue and 247th Street, police said. Carter allegedly pulled a handgun and took the victim's Gucci sneakers and shirt. As the suspects were fleeing, Carter's gun went off, and Lindsay was hit in the foot, sources said. The suspects drove Lindsay to Franklin Hospital. Police soon arrested the four on various theft charges, DA Richard Brown said.
And, you know, karma — like Gucci itself — is a bitch.
NYPD DAILY BLOTTER [NYP]