Woman's Face Slashed, Man Beaten and Robbed of Air Jordans

The limited edition shoes sell for $180

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    A 19-year-old Houston-area man says he was beaten and a friend was slashed in the face as a group of men robbed him of his new pair of expensive Air Jordan shoes.

    Efrain Espinoza says the men first tried to steal his cell phone, followed him from a party Monday to his home near Pearland and then swiped the $180 shoes during a fight.

    A 19-year-old woman with him required treatment for a stab wound to her face.

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    "She was stabbed from the cheek to the chin. They did stitches inside and outside," the victim's cousin Virginia Costilla told KPRC in Houston.

    Brazoria County officials say they've arrested a 19-year-old woman but declined to elaborate.

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