• Wed, May 18 2011

Weave Thieves: The Phantom Menace

 

If something is valuable, leave it to thieves to figure out how to steal it. This applies to obvious things like cars and diamonds, but also to less obvious things, like yappy little dogs and weaves. Yes, weaves! Thieves aren’t pulling them out of people’s heads (yet), but as the human hair used to make them has high resale value, some ballsy entrepreneurs have been breaking into salons across the country and stealing up to $150,000 worth of hair at a time. This is a problem!

Via the New York Times:

“During the past two months alone, robbers in quest of human hair have killed a beauty shop supplier in Michigan and carried out heists nationwide in which they have made off with tens of thousands of dollars of hair at a time.

‘I heard about it from a couple of different supply companies and customers who said: Guard your inventory. There’s a rash of this going on,’ said Lisa Amosu, the owner of My Trendy Place. ‘Whoever did it knew exactly what they wanted. They didn’t even bother with the synthetic hair.’”

These folks may be heartless criminals, but at least you can’t accuse them of having cheap taste in hair extensions. Britney Spears could learn a thing or two from them.

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