On Saturday, as customers waited in line for the opportunity to fork over $180 to purchase the LeBron X Denim's, an Atlanta man had different ideas of pocketing some of that cash for himself. While people waited in line outside WISH in Little Five Points, a would-be robber approached with a gun in hand and attempted to stick-up everyone in line.
A customer in line pulled out a firearm and fired at the suspect, who turned and fled before collapsing and dying. Witnesses confirmed the shooter's story and he was not charged.
One of the men in the group took out his own handgun and fired, said Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos.
"A number of witnesses were interviewed and this appears to be self-defense," he said.
Another customer in line, Taylor White, told CNN affiliate WSB-TV that the would-be robber should have thought twice.
"I didn't even expect him to come up here, thinking it was that sweet. Thinking it's that candy land like that," White said. "He wanted to pickpocket everybody. But people out here, they weren't going for none of that."