- Associated Press - Saturday, December 24, 2011

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The release of Nike’s prized basketball shoe has sparked violence in several malls across Georgia.

The Savannah Morning News reported (http://bit.ly/rQPstn) a crowd waiting to get in to Oglethorpe Mall to buy Air Jordans was pepper-sprayed by mall security. Authorities also said two men were robbed of their new Air Jordans at Savannah Mall.

Police say at least four people at a mall in Lithonia were also arrested after customers broke down a door at a store selling the shoes. DeKalb County police said up to 20 squad cars responded.

The fights were sparked when shoppers converged on stores Friday in pursuit of the $180 shoes, a retro model of one of the most popular Air Jordans ever made.


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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com