Does the crime fit the punishment. Watch and decide for yourself.
He’s a little less armed and a lot less dangerous.
A 17-year-old gunman had part of his arm severed after he tried to steal a pair of Air Jordan sneakers from a would-be seller he met on Craigslist — and his enraged target slammed into him with an SUV.
The rendezvous — on E. 86th St. near Avenue M in Canarsie, Brooklyn — centered around a pair of $190 Jordan Retro 8 sneakers, officials said.
But when the man with the fancy kicks rolled up in a Honda Pilot around 12:30 p.m., the teen, identified as Zachary Sam, got in and whipped out a black handgun. Sam demanded the high-priced Jordans for free, cops said. As the teen stepped away from the SUV, the driver, identified by police as 39-year-old Philippe Pierre, pulled a U-turn and hit the gas.
The SUV charged forward, catching Sam under the wheels and dragging him several feet and pinning him against a metal fence, stunning video of the bizarre robbery gone bad shows.
Pierre was charged with attempted murder for slamming the robber with his car, sources said.
“If somebody puts a gun to your head, and you’re trying to get the cops to catch him, what would you do?” a relative of Pierre told ABC 7. “You’re telling me just let him go?”
The SUV sheared off Sam’s right arm just below the elbow, according to horrified witness Alex St. Fleur.
Read more: NY Daily News