Vallejo robbery suspect fails to flee with Air Jordans

A Vallejo teenager was cited and released to a parent Saturday afternoon after allegedly trying to steal a pair of shoes, police said.

The victims, a 13-year-old Fairfield boy and his father, traveled to Vallejo at about 4:45 p.m. to meet with a potential buyer of a pair of Nike Air Jordans that the 13-year-old boy had posted online.

They were meeting the suspect, a 16-year-old boy, in the 2200 block of Tennessee Street to conduct the sale. The shoes were priced at $300, police said.

As the suspect put the shoes back in the box after inspecting them, he ran off with the box.

However, the Fairfield teen and his father caught up with the suspect in their car. The 13-year-old reportedly grabbed the suspect, but was punched before the suspect fled again toward Springs Road.

The victims eventually caught up with him again in the 1400 block of Spring Road, where the Fairfield man pepper sprayed him and held him until police arrived.

Due to unspecified medical issues, the suspect was cited for the alleged strong-arm robbery and was released to a parent.