What is the world coming to when a woman can't sell hair weaves at a laundromat without being beaten and robbed?
The Beaumont Enterprise reported that police in Orange are on the lookout for two black females in their twenties who allegedly punched washateria owner Tae Yoon Kim and stole two hair weaves earlier this week.
Kim was not able to further describe the assailants, but we're guessing that anyone walking around Orange with a hair weave should be considered a suspect. Specifically, anyone with a 12-inch Ikon weave hanging out with anyone wearing a 10-inch weave.
Kim also told police that the women hopped into a blue Dodge four-door with Texas license plate Y70DKN. It was allegedly driven by a black male -- the mastermind behind this stroke of criminal genius?
According to the police report, the 56-year-old Kim claimed that "the suspects grabbed the merchandise and attempted to leave without making payment for the items. Kim stated she attempted to recover the items from the suspect[s], but a struggle ensued....During the struggle, she was struck with a closed fist by the suspects. Kim stated the suspects then fled the store with one 10-inch Ikon hair weave (valued at $20) and one 12-inch Ikon hair weave (valued at $25)."
We're not sure if the women planned to wear the merchandise to a high society charity ball, or simply fence the goods, and we're not sure what black-market weaves go for these days. But we're fairly certain that, if the weaves are ever recovered, Kim will have to sell them at a discount. No telling where they've been.
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