Shoe-Throwing Teenager Destroys Kuwait’s Most Expensive Chandelier (Really)
5:00 pm, August 19th | by Amy Tennery
You know those days when you’re at the mall and you really want an Auntie Anne’s pretzel but the kiosk is closed and you get so angry that you take off your shoe and throw it at a $1.8 million chandelier in the middle of the promenade, causing it to come crashing to the ground? No?
Well, apparently that’s just happened in Kuwait! Minus the Auntie Anne’s part.
A teenager was apparently apprehended at the 360 Mall in Kuwait (“a complete experience for the shopper with taste”) after taking off one of this shoes and throwing it at a prized chandelier, according to the Kuwait Times. Compounding problems for the young hooligan? This was apparently a $1.8 million chandelier, reportedly the most expensive in the country. Wow.
The vandal’s motive is unknown (and likely not pretzel-related), but during the interrogation he claimed that “he didn’t expect the action to be strong enough to knock the huge chandelier to the ground.” Sure. Because throwing your shoe at a chandelier in the mall is totally normal when you’re positive that it’s securely hitched to the ceiling.
Oh, and I almost forgot the best part: guess what shoes the guy was wearing? Crocs. Kuwait’s most valuable chandelier was destroyed by a Croc-wearing teenager.
The obvious question (beyond “why would someone do this?”) is, naturally, why was such a valuable item displayed so precariously in a mall? If the world’s flimsiest shoe could take it out, what else would have done the trick? A strong breeze?
[Image of the chandelier, pre-destruction, courtesy of Bananaq8]