The day of the Nike Pigeon release, police officers arrived preparing for an eventual riot (SneakerNews). Tickets were used to ensure the first twenty people could purchase this sneaker, but these tickets became valuable themselves. Those who did purchase a pair of sneakers were escorted out of the store through the back door by an NYPD officer. Fighting, pushing and resisting orders from the NYPD resulted before the shoes sold out and the crowd was told to disperse. Jeff Staples also went on to explain witnessing “thugs” on the street corners with baseball bats under their coats who were obviously waiting to steal a pair of Nike Pigeon dunks. Once the crowd was dispersed, baseball bats, knives and machetes were found on the sidewalks near the store. Later that night, the Nike Pigeon dunk was found on Ebay priced at $750. Now the shoes can be bought for up to $2,000 dollars.