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Air Jordans Lead To Stabbings, Thefts At Malls

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The release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes have caused problems for shoppers at some New Jersey malls.

Authorities say a Jersey City man was stabbed when a brawl broke out Thursday night between several people waiting on line at the Newport Centre Mall to buy the shoes. But the 20-year-old victim, whose name was not disclosed, was expected to recover from his injuries.

Authorities say the brawl occurred around 10:15 p.m., as about 300 people were waiting to buy the shoes.

In an unrelated incident, five Perth Amboy residents — a 21-year-old man and four teenagers — face theft charges after they allegedly stole several pairs of shoes from shoppers who had just purchased them at the Woodbridge Center Mall on Friday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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