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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus police were called to a shoe store for crowd control as hundreds lined up to get their hands on a pair of shoes.  About a dozen officers responded to the Foot Locker on Macon Road.

In the past there have been several incidents reported all over the country of violent acts including shootings and fights surrounding the release of the famous shoe.

The shoe is the classic Air Jordan XI's known by many as 'Bred'.  Customer's became rowdy when threatened with possibly not getting the highly coveted shoes.

 "They don't have people sizes and some people got away with cutting the line," 17 year-old Brandon Jackson said. "This is the first time we had to get tickets to get the shoes. The other times you just went and stood in line and you got the shoes. But, this is the first time you actually have to get a ticket to get the shoes. The lines are usually long like this and people act crazy over Jordan's."

Officers did not have to make any arrests.  The shoes can cost upwards $200 a pair.  They are scheduled to be released Friday.       

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