Would-be sneaker thief using a false name arrested

STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) - A man was arrested in connection with two sneaker thefts in Stafford County.

Deputies responded and found a man with a cut on his knee who said the man sitting in the passenger seat of a nearby car had tried to steal two boxes of Air Jordan shoes he was attempting to sell through Letgo.

The alleged theft occurred Aug. 15 in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and Merryview Drive.

Sydney Marcell Fisher, 18, was identified as the purported would-be thief. Fisher denied attempting to steal the shoes and said he agreed to purchase them for $300.

Fisher said when he went to his vehicle to get money, the seller approached the vehicle and tried to get inside. Fisher tried to drive away, but the man held onto the door and the Jeep Wrangler crashed into a tree.

But the seller's version said Fisher only had $80 and he attempted to drive away without paying the agreed-upon price, which is when the seller grabbed the door of the vehicle.

The seller, who was not identified was transported to Mary Washington Hospital.

He showed police a conversation he had with Fisher on his phone, but the man identified as Fisher was known as Mark Jamison on the Letgo app.

Fisher told deputies he used the name Mark Jamison as an alias.

Fisher was arrested and charged with reckless driving and petit larceny. He was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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