People With $3 Million Worth Of Nikes Claim They Didn’t Know Shoes Were Stolen

The massive array of shoes outside the seller's home in Radcliff, KY, on Friday.

The massive array of shoes outside the seller’s home in Radcliff, KY, on Friday.

Five years ago, a large shipment of Nike sneakers were supposed to go from the shoe company’s distribution center in Tennessee to another center in Texas. The $3 million worth of footwear vanished en route but recently turned up in a house in Kentucky.

A woman in Radcliff, KY, and her daughter tell WLKY-TV that they had bought the load of sneakers off another woman and were selling them for $5 a pair.

“Apparently Nike had called and contacted them and the shoes were stolen and they had been stolen since 2009 and there were three million dollars worth of shoes in my front yard,” says the seller, who claims to have had no idea the sneaks were stolen. “They confiscated all of them.”

Her daughter, still sporting some Air Jordans from the huge stash o’ shoes, describes the massive array of footwear they had spread out on their lawn.

“I can’t even tell you how many shoes we had, it was unbelievable,” she recalls to WLKY. “There was flip flops, there was Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian heels… Expensive shoes.”

They said that during the week they would sort through the piles of shoes to match up correct pairs and then sell them at the flea market.

“I’ll sit there for not even two hours and make $200,” says the daughter.

No one has been arrested yet, but we’re curious with what Nike will do with a boatload of 5-year-old stolen shoes.

Police are investigating after finding $3 million worth of missing shoes at a central Kentucky home.
Media outlets report that officers with the Radcliff Police Department confiscated thousands of pairs of Nike shoes that were scattered in front of the home.
According to a search warrant filed last week, the shoes were supposed to be shipped in 2009 from a Nike distribution center in Tennessee to another one in Texas, but never made it.
The women who were in possession of the shoes said they had purchased them from someone else and didn’t know they were stolen.

They said they were selling them at a flea market.
Police are investigating. No arrests have been made.

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