Twitter has been blowing up today with reports that a Washington DC teen named Tyreek Amir Jacobs was killed in last night’s shopping frenzy over Nike’s new Air Jordan Concords. But as the Baltimore Sun has reported, no such murder is known to capital region police — and the image of “Jacobs” that’s been circulating is a stock photo. (Google searches on his name with keywords relating to this hoax don’t produce any hits either.)
Some tweets are now taking the story a step further, claiming multiple murders over the shoes, but those claims don’t seem to have any truth to them either. The Washington Post reports a police pepper-spray incident in Seattle in connection with the shoes’ launch, and arrests after scuffles in Michigan and Georgia, but that’s it.