Approximately half of a man’s hair will be gone before the issue becomes cosmetically visible, but when it does become visible, people will take drastic steps to reverse the hair loss. For example, take the Florida men who had the bright idea to simply steal hair and hair restoration products from beauty supply shops.
Police in Florida are currently searching for thieves who robbed a beauty supply shop of nearly $2,000 in hair. This includes wigs, extensions, and color samples. The thieves were caught on surveillance cameras, but have not yet been identified or apprehended.
Officials report that the balding burglars allegedly smashed their way through a brick wall in order to reach the products. Surveillance tapes show the criminals using sledgehammers to bust their way into the beauty store.
Police also said that this isn’t the first hair theft in the Miami area. Another store in the same vicinity was also burglarized a short while ago, which led police to believe that the same criminals are behind both burglaries.
But artificial hair apparently isn’t the only desired commodity in Florida. One balding Florida man wanted his real hair back and decided to participate in a theft ring that served the sole purpose of stealing Rogaine, a hair growth product commonly used by men with thinning hair or receding hairlines. The theft ring also stole other over-the-counter drugs, such as diet supplements.
Andres Arias, 36, is from Boca Raton, Florida, but was apprehended in Ohio when he was caught stealing Rogaine from a drug store. Arias has been sentenced to two years in prison and has been ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution.
Officials said that Arias would fly to target cities, rent a car, and then steal from stores that had already been selected by the crime ring. After he was in possession of the stolen products, he would mail them to New Jersey and then receive payment for his work.
There’s no telling whether Arias was planning to use the products on his own balding head, but he has been stopped in his thieving tracks. The other Florida thieves are still at large.