The latest in a wave of sneaker-related melees occurred Thursday at Orlando's Florida Mall, where hundreds of people rushed a Foot Locker in hopes of scoring a pair of limited-edition $220 Nikes.

Jacobson noted that it's been worse in recent months for other sneaker fans gone wild. The recent release of a special Air Jordan shoe resulted in a stabbing in Jersey City, N.J.; a crowd breaking down doors in Lithonia, Ga., outside of Atlanta; and similar incidents in Richmond, Calif.; metro Seattle; San Antonio; Charlotte, N.C.; and other cities.