AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas shoppers got a bit ugly over the limited holiday release of new Air Jordan sneakers.
Police were called to a Round Rock outlet mall Thursday in response to unruly shoppers lined up to buy "Cool Grey" Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro sneakers.
The shoes went on sale for about $175 a pair at several stores Thursday morning. Shoppers began lining up the night before.
Round Rock police spokesman Eric Poteet told the Austin-American Statesman that some shoppers in a crowd of about 100 waiting to enter Robert Wayne Footwear got mad and disruptive when workers did not let them all into the store at once.
Poteet says authorities detained several of the "instigators of discourtesy and uncivil acts" but there were no arrests or injuries.