You might not think of hair as a hot commodity, but that’s exactly what it is … and that’s exactly why thieves are snatching it up.
Recently, The Telegraph reported that a group of Venezuelan thieves called “The Pirahnas” have actually been holding women at gunpoint, telling them to put their hair into a ponytail, then removing it with a razor before taking off.
And here in the states, robbers have a different tactic: Hit up beauty supply stores, which often have lots of high-priced natural hair extensions on their shelves. According to The Chicago Tribune, a beauty supply store was robbed of nearly $230,000 worth of hair extensions last July.
And before that, other Chicago-based burglars snatched $80,000 from a nearby beauty store, while cities like Philadelphia and Houston have faced similar heists.
Maybe we should stop saying “hold onto your hats” and tell people “hold onto your hair” instead.