SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – When it comes to crime, this next hair salon robbery story probably won’t make your hair stand on end.
But that might cause frowns to be raised in disbelief, as this is one of the most unusual thefts you’ll hear and see as it was captured on surveillance video.
“She was young,” Olivia Boyum said.
Take a good look at this client on Chameleon Hair Design’s surveillance video because she is going to commit a crime.
“She was very shy, but I didn’t question her too much, a lot of people really don’t like to talk,” Olivia said.
Olivia Boyum cuts, colors and styles people’s hair all the time. But what happened to her last month, she said, was shocking.
At the end of August, she had a consultation for a color correction on the young woman you see in this surveillance video.
Be careful, she is not wearing a mask and seems to be watching all the surveillance cameras in the living room.
She sits down and waits for her consultation and if you know something about hairstyles, a color correction can get expensive.
“It’s not cheap service, it’s a lot of time and my talent and stuff, so you’re definitely paying for it,” Boyum said.
Four days later, the young girl returns to the living room to perform the color correction, but this time she is wearing a mask and looks a little nervous as she looks at the surveillance cameras again.
But when Olivia was doing the last hair color, things went wrong.
“So we left her to process for about 30 minutes and when I went to the back and put my bowl down, I came back about four minutes in between and she was gone,” Boyum said.
You see her in the surveillance video just coming out the front door and in a hurry to leave.
“It’s not very uncommon for people to run to their cars or run to the bathroom for different things like that, so I didn’t want to panic right away,” Boyum said.
But since she never returned, Olivia tried to call her on her cell phone and that’s when she realized she had been duped.
“She doesn’t pick up and she goes to her voicemail which is not configured,” Boyum said.
Olivia had lost nearly $ 500 of work and her cloak.
“Yes, she has my cape on, it was a good cape too, I was so sad it was one of our lovely brand new capes in the pictures, you can see her running for the door with our cape on”, Olivia said. .
Olivia has filed a police report and bears the young woman’s name, but she is not sure that is her real name.
If anyone recognizes her, Olivia says she should have bright red hair.