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Cops in riot gear break up unruly Orlando crowd waiting to buy limited edition basketball shoe
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ' More than 100 law enforcement officers in riot gear broke up an out-of-control crowd waiting to buy a new basketball shoe timed to be released during the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando.
Authorities say there were no injuries or arrests late Thursday outside the Florida Mall. The crowd began getting unruly around 9:45 p.m. as hundreds of people packed the parking lot as they waited to purchase the $220, limited-edition Nike Foamposite One.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/zA9X4T ) reports the crowd was asked to wait across the street when the mall closed at 9 p.m. But one person ran toward Foot Locker and the crowd followed.
Authorities formed a line and used shields to push back the crowd. Deputies on loudspeakers announced there would be no shoe release.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com