A man reportedly stole a truck full of 7,500 pairs of previously unreleased Nike LeBron 12 sneakers, which have a combined retail value of $1.5 million. According to an ESPN report, Memphis resident Charles Jennings had been selling the shoes for about a week before he was arrested on November 14:
A Memphis man has been charged with theft of property after driving away with a truck full of 7,500 pairs of the newest LeBron 12 Nike shoes with a retail value of approximately $1.5 million.
In early November, police say Charles Jennings, an employee of cargo transportation company Intermodal Cartage Group, used his ID card to get into a secure lot and drive away with the valuable shoes.
Details of the story went public Monday when Jennings appeared in court. Mark Dunbar, assistant chief of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, said Jennings will next appear in court after the new year. He is currently free on $75,000 bond.
Intermodal Cartage Group reported that the truck was missing, and when a tip of its whereabouts was confirmed, the Memphis Auto Cargo Task Force — which includes the FBI office — swung into action to recover the vehicle and arrest Jennings on Nov. 14.