A crowd of people broke down the door to the Mall at Stonecrest Friday in anticipation of the release of Nike retro Air Jordan sneakers.
DeKalb County police said one woman was arrested and three others were detained for questioning.
Police said the woman left her two children, aged 2 and 5, in her car while she went inside the mall. Witnesses said she was in line to purchase a pair of the $180 Nike Air Jordan “Concords.”
More arrests could be made for the damage to the door.
Atlanta officers were also dispatched to Lenox Square around 4 a.m. to handle a large crowd that had gathered outside the mall. Atlanta police Sgt. Curtis Davenport said that one man was ticketed for disorderly conduct, but was not taken to jail.