Soccer players team up to stop would-be shoe thief
SEATTLE -- The U.S Men's National Team is currently working on a victory against Germany, but a group of amateur soccer players at Franklin High School got a big win against a would-be shoe thief Sunday evening, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, a group of friends were playing soccer on the high school's field shortly before 8 p.m. when they noticed a man hanging around their shoes and bags on the side of the field.
The players watched as the man reportedly put on a pair of indoor soccer shoes that were sitting there and started walking off.
The victim confronted the man, thinking the whole thing must be some sort of joke. But, the man told him he liked the shoes so he was taking them, according to the report.
The man reportedly started yelling racial slurs at the victim and threatened to kill him when the victim told him to take off the shoes and leave.
The other players, seeing what was going on, came to help their friend. The victim told the other players not to physically take the shoes back from the man, and he was going to call 911.
According to the report, the suspect got scared realizing he was outnumbered and -- after briefly getting into a fighting stance -- took off the shoes and ran away.
Let's hope Team USA has a similar result against Germany.