When you search for Yeezy news, you expect to see reports of Kanye West and adidas' latest and greatest models like the Yeezy 450, Yeezy Foam Runner and Yeezy 700 V3. What you don't expect is to hear that a quarter-million dollars of Yeezys were stolen, then found. However, that's exactly what happened in Portland, Oregon this week.
After a U-Haul truck containing 1,100 pairs of Yeezys was stolen in the city, officers from the Portland Police Department's North Precinct tracked the truck down and arrested 26-year-old Rupert Cabrial Crosse (no, it wasn't Pete Davidson), who's since been charged with aggravated theft and possession of a stolen vehicle per court documents viewed by Oregon Live. Crosse has yet to be tried and sentenced, but already has multiple pending cases for unrelated offences.
Last night, a Uhaul containing 1100 pairs of new Adidas “Yeezy” shoes was stolen. Dayshift officers located the uhaul, arrested 26 YO Rupert Crosse, and recovered the shoes which are estimated to be worth over $250,000. Great work North Dayshift! Case 22-74652. pic.twitter.com/zjXWb5Vs9n— PPB North Precinct (@ppbnorth) March 21, 2022
As can be seen in the Portland Police Department's tweet above, the truck's bay is filled with brown shipping boxes, similar to the ones used to send out adidas' e-commerce orders. Complex have pointed out that the police's value estimation of the shoes in the truck places each pair at an average of $227, in the neighbourhood of what most Yeezys cost at retail, which means the total resell value of the stolen-and-recovered kicks would likely be considerably higher!
If you're the morally upstanding type who'd rather pay for their Yeezys than try to steal them (good on you!) check out our Where to Buy guide for the Yeezy 450 'Cinder' here.