Login | Register
Staff Directory | Subscribe | About Us
Loudoun Times
Business Government Politics Region Crime/Public Safety Education People E-edition Ashburn Hamilton Hillsboro Lansdowne Leesburg Lovettsville Middleburg Purcellville River Creek Round Hill Sterling
Basketball Football Youth Wrestling Gymnastics Swimming Volleyball Baseball Track Golf Cheer Cross Country Schedule Scores
Brambleton Community of Faith Hangin in the Nosebleeds Journal Entry Loudoun Essence Made in Loudoun Odd Angles River Creek & Lansdowne South Riding Sterling, Cascades & CountrySide
Browse All Galleries
  • Announcements
  • Autos
  • Jobs
  • Legals
  • Homes
  • YardSales
  • Submit an Ad
  • Newspaper Advertising Online Advertising
    Classified listings Homes section

    Police called to Dulles Town Center over shoe sale ‘melee’

    Nike’s Air Jordan shoes went on sale at several stores in the Dulles Town Center mall, nearly inciting a riot, the Sheriff’s Office said.

    The agency was called to the scene as nearly 250 people gathered near the mall’s entrance just after midnight on Dec. 23.

    The low price of the shoes, coupled with a 3 a.m. opening time and limited stock contributed to the large, unruly crowd.

    Mall security tried to keep the crowd from gathering, to no avail. When a few made their way into the mall, dozens began rushing in, but were herded back outside.

    Mall staff called the Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office, but the responding deputies were easily overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of the crowd, which pushed the deputies against walls and glass doors, the agency said.

    Dispatch sent additional deputies, and Virginia State Police responded as well. The larger force was able to control the crowd without further incident and the gathered police force assisted the stores with a lottery for the shoppers.

    No arrests were made, although one woman suffered a leg injury during the original melee, the Sheriff’s Office said. She was treated and released at the scene. A wallet was also reported to be pick-pocketed.

    Public Safety / Crime Log / Eastern Loudoun / Sterling /

    Be the first to post a comment!

    Get Email Updates


    Follow Us
    on Twitter

    News | Sports

    Like Us
    on Facebook

    News & Sports

    Join Our
    Email List

    Sign up for
    weekly updates
    The Loudoun Times-Mirror

    is an interactive, digital replica
    of the printed newspaper.
    Open the e-edition now.

    May 2015 Leesburg Downtown

    Loudouner - Spring 2015

    Loudoun Business Journal - Spring 2015

    Readers Choice Winter 2014