Crowd Awaits New Nike Shoe Outside Md. Mall

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A large crowd is waiting outside a Maryland mall to buy a new Nike basketball shoe and authorities say one person has been arrested.

Hyattsville police spokesman Sgt. Chris Purvis said Friday that one person was arrested for disorderly conduct outside The Mall at Prince George’s. At 7:15 a.m., Purvis said about 150 people remained outside the mall in hopes of buying the $220, limited-edition Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoes.

Purvis said people began gathering at the mall on Thursday. He said the group was told that night that the mall had canceled the release of the shoe, causing some people to leave. He said other people have since joined the crowd.

In Orlando, Fla., a newspaper reports that officers broke up an unruly crowd waiting to buy the new shoe.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • ballsohardclub

    Most of these people don’t make much $$, some on welfare yet they squander away $200+ on a pair of sneakers that some blind slanty eyed Chinamen made for a $1.50 ea…….Priorities!!!!…Would they spend $200 on books for college? probably not as they endorse the life of crime & get rich quick or die trying.

  • nvdlsed

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    Talking Using your Hat

    To talk nonsense in order to lie. c1885. an interview on the planet entitled “How About White Shirts”, a reporter asked a New York streetcar conductor what he considered efforts to find the conductors to wear white shirts like their counterparts in Chicago. “Dey’re talkin’ tru deir hats” he was quoted as replying.]

    Eating Your Hat

    There isn’t any such thing as a sure thing, but that’s where this expression comes from. Should you tell someone you’ll eat your hat when they do something, make sure you aren’t wearing your very best hat-just just in case. expression dates back at least to the reign of Charles II of The uk and had something to do with the amorous proclivities of ‘ol Charlie. Apparently they named a goat after him which had his same love of life including, within the goat’s case, eating hats.]

    Old Hat

    Old, dull stuff; out of fashion. seems to come from the fact that hat fashions are never stand still. The fact from the matter is that hat fashions was not changing extremely fast at all until the turn of the 1800s. The expression therefore is likely about A century old.]

    Mad As A Hatter

    Totally demented, crazy. did, indeed, go mad. They inhaled fumes in the mercury which was area of the procedure for making felt hats. Not recognizing the violent twitching and derangement as symptoms of a brain disorder, people made fun of affected hat-makers, often treating them as drunkards. In the U.S., the problem was known as the “Danbury shakes.” (Danbury, Connecticut, would be a hat-making center.) Mercury is not used in the felting process: hat-making — and hat-makers — are safe.]

    Hat In Hand

    An exhibition of humility. For instance, “I come hat in hand” means that I come in deference or perhaps in weakness. assume that the origins are from feudal times when serfs or any lower members of feudal society was required to take off their hats in the presence of the lord or monarch (remember the Dr. Seuss book “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins”?). A hat is the most prideful adornment.]

    Pass The Hat

    Literally to pass your hat among people in a crowd or group as a means for collecting money. And to beg or request charity. origin is self-evident as a man’s hat turned inverted makes a fine container.]

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