Man stabbed over LeBron James shoes

Man stabbed over LeBron James shoes
Stock image of LeBron James shoes provided by Nike.

POSTED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:04am

Police say an Akron man stabbed another man over a missing pair of LeBron James shoes.

According to an incident report provided to Fox 8 News by Akron Police, the stabbing took place on Tuesday evening at a home on Robert Street.

Hosea Jeffries III was arrested and charged with felonious assault for his role in the incident.

According to the report Jeffries had recently returned home from a stay in the hospital and was upset because someone had stole his LeBron James shoes along with other articles of clothing.

The victim told police that Hosea was in an angry mood when he stopped by Jeffries' residence to visit him.

The report states that the victim decided to leave. As he was walking out of the residence the victim heard a click sound, then felt a pinch in his lower back.

The victim reached for his back and saw blood on his hands. Police were contacted and Jeffries was arrested.

When police questioned Jeffries he told officers that a source told him the victim had stole the LeBron James shoes while he was hospitalized.

He admitted to stabbing the man with a six-inch folding blade.

Jeffries told police he stabbed the victim because, "I wasn't going to lay down like a punk."

Jeffries remains housed in the Summit County jail following an initial arraignment Wednesday morning.

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