- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old had his arm torn off after a man he was allegedly trying to steal sneakers from hit him with a sport utility vehicle, pinning him against a fence in Brooklyn.

WNBC-TV says (http://bit.ly/1Sn28yJ ) it happened Friday afternoon in the Canarsie neighborhood after the boy arranged to meet a 39-year-old man to purchase a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.

Authorities say that once the teenager was inside the man’s car, the boy pulled out a gun, took the shoes and walked off.

Surveillance video shows the SUV speeding up behind the teen and running him down.

Investigators say the teenager was being treated at a hospital.

Police say charges were pending against the driver Friday.

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Information from: WNBC-TV, http://www.nbcnewyork.com

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