It’s only February and this will be one of the craziest stories of 2016. A teen had his armed ripped off below the elbow after he robbed a man of his Air Jordan 8s.
Phillip Pierre, 39, met with Zachary Sam, 17, to sell him the sneakers for $190 (the post says $490, but that number sounds inaccurate). However, Sam pulled out a gun and demanded the shoes. This is when sh*t got ridiculously real, and crazy.
Reports the New York Post:
Through the app Wallapop, gunman Zachary Sam and seller Philippe Pierre, 39, had arranged to meet up at 1 p.m. Friday in Canarsie, sources said.
But when Pierre showed up, asking $490 for a pair of Air Jordan 8 Retro sneakers, the teen crook pulled out a gun and demanded the kicks for free inside Pierre’s gray Honda Pilot, police sources said.
Pierre stepped on the gas pedal, but Sam, who lives nearby, jumped out of his car at the intersection of East 86th Street and Avenue M, sources said.
Instead of speeding off, Pierre turned his car around and drove after Sam, crashing into him in front of a fence.
The alleged robber’s arm was ripped off when he was pinned against the fence.
Reportedly, Sam ran onto a bus, then got off and collapsed in the street as he tried to flee. The teen was taken to Brookdale Hospital, but there is no word if doctors were able to reattach his arm.
Pierre was arrested and charged with attempted murder while Sam has been charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.
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