Instagram and other social media platforms can be helpful tools for sneaker transactions, but it's important to remember that not everyone lurking behind a smartphone is as trustworthy as you might believe. One teenager learned that the hard way earlier this week in yet another episode of senseless sneaker violence, this time taking place in Pataskala, Ohio.

The 14-year-old victim had linked with his purported buyer through Instagram and social messaging app Kik to sell an unnamed pair of Nikes, said to be worth as much as $400, Newark Advocate reports. The suspect snatched the shoes, then sped off in his car with the victim still hanging from the window. Thankfully, the teen only suffered minor injuries and the buyer was quickly apprehended. 

Later that night, police arrested 19-year-old David Wilson for the crime, noting that it's not the first time he's attempted such a brash robbery: "We found out a subject matching his description had previously been identified in a robbery of shoes at a school in Gahanna. He used the same M.O.," a local police deputy said. 

[via Newark Advocate]