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Cops in riot gear break up Orlando shoe riot
Cops in riot gear break up unruly Orlando crowd waiting to buy limited edition basketball shoe
By The Associated Press

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.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com


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