Hand gives cops clue about fake shoes

Feb 15, 2012 Full story: WLFI-TV West Lafayette 17

Police say one of the first clues the Nike shoes might be fake was the logo of Michael Jordan.

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“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

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#1 Feb 15, 2012
Well the shoes aren't fake, the shoes are real shoes, it's just the brand is counterfeit.

But buying shoes from women traveling around in a station wagon,.?.. I think that puts the buyer on alert something is not on the up and up. Buyer beware or buyer doesn't care. It's all appearances anyway.

I guess if everyone thinks you wear air Jordans, it's as good for the ego as the real deal. Maybe not as good for the feet, but at least the feet still have "real" shoes on.

“Stop libel and bullying.”

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#2 Feb 15, 2012
The counterfeiters messed up. They make the shoes to look like one brand, attach a logo of another brand, and then attach a misprinted logo too.

I can see how the brand mix-up part happened. The way these counterfeiters word is that they buy the shoes without any logos. Then they use glue to attach the logos right before purchase. It makes it harder to bust this way. After all, they are just buying/selling generic shoes. The crime doesn't happen until the logo is attached.

Personally, I think people should have the right to buy such shoes if they want them, if the seller states up front they are fake. I care more for the look and style more than the brand, and I think paying extra for the brand itself is just stupid. Yes, I know how it can hurt profits and all, but so does corporate greed.

What is maddening is that the real brands are marketed to the very people who can afford them the least. I don't know what the demographics of the big shoe companies are, but I imagine they are White-owned. Then people in the projects on welfare buy their products because their favorite NBA stars either wear them or endorse them. The companies are exploiting the poor and setting the laws to where they can continue to do so. But the knockoff people get thrown in jail, not those who sell criminally overpriced merchandise. The stuff isn't even made in the US, so they are getting the shoes cheap and having quite a profit margin.

“Stop libel and bullying.”

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#3 Feb 15, 2012
"The way these counterfeiters worK..." Aggghhh!

“It ain't braggin' ...”

Since: Sep 08

if you can back it up!

#4 Feb 15, 2012
I totally have on a fake shirt right now...the cop across the street saw right through it!

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#5 Feb 15, 2012
Sherry Dee wrote:
I totally have on a fake shirt right now...the cop across the street saw right through it!
You're justy sayin' that cause he yelled "Hey Sherry,....you're busted..!!!!!"

QQ

:o

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

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#7 Feb 15, 2012
Posters #4&5, you guys rock! LMAO but am out of props.

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

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#8 Feb 15, 2012
"Mommy Fearest

Since: Jul 07

Vancouver, Canada

#9 Feb 15, 2012
Wow,soon to be a collectors item.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#10 Feb 15, 2012
Fake this and that..I prefer the Real Thing..

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

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#11 Feb 15, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
Fake this and that..I prefer the Real Thing..
Except death, personally I prefer the fake death.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#13 Feb 16, 2012
"Hand gives cops clue about fake shoes"

What kind of headline is that?

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#14 Feb 16, 2012
JM_Brazil wrote:
"Hand gives cops clue about fake shoes"
What kind of headline is that?

“It ain't braggin' ...”

Since: Sep 08

if you can back it up!

#15 Feb 16, 2012
justaguess wrote:
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You're justy sayin' that cause he yelled "Hey Sherry,....you're busted..!!!!!"
QQ
:o
LOL...I have missed you justy!!!

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#16 Feb 16, 2012
I really though MJ had six fingers and that's why he was such a good ball player. I wonder how the cops fingered this out?
TerDuh

Huntington, WV

#17 Feb 16, 2012
justaguess wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =_O-QqC9yM28XX
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Good one Justy, Lmao.
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I hear the Adamm's family is making an X-rated version of THING.. uh ''Fingering'' all kinds of things. Thing would come in handy while one Texts and drives..
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http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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I heard that THING, is trying to sell fake Herman Munster shoes. Shhhh!

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Wizard uh Kaaz

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#18 Feb 16, 2012
Sherry Dee wrote:
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LOL...I have missed you justy!!!
And I u..

~smiles~

:)

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#19 Feb 16, 2012
TerDuh wrote:
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Good one Justy, Lmao.
'
I hear the Adamm's family is making an X-rated version of THING.. uh ''Fingering'' all kinds of things. Thing would come in handy while one Texts and drives..
'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =msX-SizUAiQXX
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I heard that THING, is trying to sell fake Herman Munster shoes. Shhhh!
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Wizard uh Kaaz
You sir are under investigation in at least 21 states and should never post here again...

4 your own and the safety of everyone else...

ohhh, and justy so you know...Macy will be mine...when you r gone...

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