Nike Dunk High “Panda” Release Leads to Knifing in New York City

(Lead image via Theodore Parisienne/New York Daily News)

The Nike Dunk fervor continues to stay at a high, causing demand and conflict.

On June 17, 2022, the release of the Nike Dunk High “Panda” at HBX’s grand opening in New York City lead to a knifing incident, according to New York Daily News.

According to the report, customers had lined up as early as 6 a.m. on release day despite the store not opening until 11 a.m. that day. Pushing and shoving led to the altercation when 20-year-old Miguel Ovidio knifed a customer.

Ovidio was arrested and charged with assault, menacing, and possession of a weapon.

“It was customers who were involved,” an unnamed store manager said to New York Daily News. “They started pushing to get in, getting closer and closer. “They’d been waiting for the new Nikes. It’s a mob scene.”

The state of the victim is unknown at the moment.

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