Akron man accused of stealing $234 shoes from 14-year-old

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AKRON, Ohio- Police arrested a suspect after a 14-year-old Akron boy was robbed of his special edition LeBron James shoes in January.

Akron police said the 14-year-old victim met the suspect through an Instagram account and decided to meet at Schneider Park to trade shoes. When the teen got to the park, he was hit in the back of the head and his shoes were stolen.

Dandre Charles Porter (Photo courtesy Akron police)

Dandre Charles Porter (Photo courtesy Akron police)

Officers arrested Dandre Charles Porter, 19, of Akron, Saturday morning. He was charged with robbery and taken to the Summit County Jail.

FOX 8 News’ Dave Nethers spoke to the victim’s mother in January. She said her son used his Christmas money to buy the pair of $234 special edition shoes.

“Something as innocent as ‘Let’s trade these shoes’ turned into him getting hit in the head and his shoes getting stolen,” his mom told Nethers. “It’s not worth it. $200 shoes versus getting hit or hurt or worse.”​