Suspected Hair Thieves Tracked Down on I-43
Fox Point Police caught up to suspected shoplifters on I-43 and found inventory from Forever 21 and Sally Beautiful Supply.
A simple retail theft resulted in a hairy situation when Fox Point cops eventually caught up to the suspected shoplifters on I-43.
Police received a report of shoplifting at Sally Beauty Supply at RiverPoint shopping center at 3:46 p.m. on March 7. An employee reported three women and a man left the store without paying for scissors and hair shears.
Based on a vehicle description, Fox Point police were able to catch up to the southbound vehicle on I-43 near the Hampton Avenue exit. On the floor of the passenger seat, police found two packages of human hair, an acrylic nail kit and a manicure set. Police also found clothing from Forever 21 inside a bag that was was lined with foil, presumably to deactivate shoplifting censors.
None of the people in the car – including a 13-year-old – had a valid driver's license, so police ordered for the vehicle to be towed. As the vehicle was being towed, a woman claiming to be the driver's mother arrived on the scene and chastised the officers, saying “You white cops have nothing better to do than tow cars.”
An employee at Sally Beauty Supply told police the suspects were trying to return items from the Sally Beauty Supply store in New Berlin. When police called the New Berlin store, an employee said two packages of hair were cut from the display hook the day before.
Police were unable to determine which specific items were stolen, so no retail theft citation was issued.