A Potomac High School student was robbed of his new Air Jordan 3s at BB gunpoint after getting off the school bus in Temple Hills, Md., Monday afternoon, his mother told News4.
Prince George’s County police confirmed at least one person robbed a teenager of his shoes at the corner of Gaither Street and 25th Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Monday.
Cordel Cohen, 14, told News4's Tracee Wilkins it was three other students.
“He put me in a chokehold, and the other person pulled out a gun, and that’s when he took my shoes,” Cordel said.
Prince George’s County police said they believe the weapon used was a BB gun, which is still considered armed robbery.
Cordel had his eye on the new Nike Jordan 3s, and his mother told him he had to work for them.
“I was working all summer and I was cutting grass and stuff like that,” Cordel said.
He bought two pairs of the $169 sneakers along with new school clothes, Wilkins reported.
“He got himself the things that he needed for school, and he was really excited about it, and it’s just really sad that people would rather take from someone else versus going to get it themselves,” said his mother, Chanel Cohen.
She kept her son out of school Tuesday. She’s relieved he wasn’t seriously hurt.
Cordel said he’s learned a hard lesson.
“Basically, I just have to watch myself,” he said, “watch who I hang around.”