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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Police: Dispute over high-end sneakers ends with teen facing charges

A teen is facing felony charges for allegedly burglarizing the McLean apartment of a classmate after they had a falling out over high-end sneakers, according to a search warrant filed in Fairfax County court.

The unidentified 18-year-old became convinced the classmate owed him hundreds of dollars after the two sold, traded and exchanged Nike shoes including Air Jordan 4s, LeBron 9s and Air Jordan Foamposites, which can retail for as much as $375, according to the search warrant.

The 18-year-old said the classmate was not returning his calls and planned to move to California, so he devised a plan to get back at him, according to the search warrant. Police did not identify the school both attended.

The 18-year-old made arrangements with another man, Brandyn Nelson, 20, to rob the apartment, where the classmate lived with his mother in the 1900 block of Kennedy Drive in McLean, according to the search warrant. The alleged robbery occurred on March 2.

“We’re going to go to this house, and I want you to steal some shoes, to get some closure,” the 18-year-old recalled telling Nelson outside the apartment, during a later interview with detectives that is detailed in the search warrant.

The 18-year-old then pulled off his socks and put them on his hands — presumably to keep from leaving fingerprints — before both entered the apartment, according to the search warrant.

The pair discovered the shoes they were looking for were not there, so they allegedly took a digital video recorder, a flatscreen TV and a $5,200 gold pendant among other things, according to the search warrant.

As they were leaving with the apartment, they ran into the classmate outside.

“You [expletive] up,” the classmate told the 18-year-old, according to the search warrant. “I had your money, and I was going to hit you up.”

The 18-year-old and the man put the stolen goods into their car and fled the scene, police said in the warrant. Both were later arrested by police. Nelson and the 18-year-old each was charged with burglary and grand larceny.

The Post is waiting to hear from police about the identity of the arrested teen.

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