The upcoming Nike KD 8 are such a coveted release that it’s already turning alleged sneakerheads into hypebeast morons.
A pair of bumbling JFK airport workers are out of a job and twelve pairs of the Nike KD 8 after being busted stealing them from a shipment and then attempting to auction them off on Instagram. As if police couldn’t put the two and two together.
Two Kennedy Airport workers were busted for swiping a box of unreleased Kevin Durant “KD 8” basketball sneakers and then trying to sell them on Instagram, Queens prosecutors said Friday.
Calvin Nelson, 23, and Audley Russell, 47, are both facing grand larceny charges for the high-top heist of 12 pairs of sneakers — which are valued at $200 a pair — while they were en route from Taiwan to Ontario, Canada through Kennedy.
The two airport employees are accused of taking the box after it was unloaded from an Air China flight on May 9.
They then allegedly tried to hawk the footwear on an Instagram sales account @SNKR—BASE, claiming that the hot sneakers were “the real deal” and “dropping July.”
Cops tracked Nelson and Russell down through the Instagram account, which showed pictures of the stolen box and its serial number, authorities said.
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