One Armed Bandit
- Authorities say a 17-year-old had his arm torn off after a man he was allegedly trying to steal sneakers from hit him with a sport utility vehicle, pinning him against a fence in Brooklyn.
WNBC-TV says it happened Friday afternoon in the Canarsie neighborhood after the boy arranged to meet a 39-year-old man to purchase a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.
Authorities say that once the teenager was inside the man's car, the boy pulled out a gun, took the shoes and walked off.
Surveillance video shows the SUV speeding up behind the teen and running him down.
Investigators say the teenager was being treated at a hospital.
Police say charges were pending against the driver Friday.
Charges pending? How about a medal? Or a thank you letter. It's not like he killed the thief. And he was armed....well, one-armed now.