Police To Auction Off An Inmate’s Designer Sneakers

by MR Magazine Staff

A young Briton sentenced to six years in jail for a weapons charge after firing a gun at a blue Jaguar will lose more than his freedom. The police in Gloucestershire, in southwestern England, plan to auction off some of his most precious possessions: designer sneakers. The luxury footwear collection — 55 pairs with brand names like Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo — is estimated to be worth around £18,500, or about $23,500, the Gloucestershire police force said in a statement on Saturday. In stripping Isaiah Hanson-Frost, 22, of his designer shoes, the Gloucestershire police appear to want to teach would-be criminals a lesson. Read more at The New York Times.