Police: Rock Hill woman caught wearing stolen wig

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comDecember 2, 2013 

Alexandra Garcia

— A Rock Hill woman accused of stealing wigs from a beauty supply store last week was found wearing one of her stolen hair pieces, which she claimed was her property though she walked out of the store without paying.

Police on Wednesday were sent to Connie’s Beauty Supply on Cherry Road after receiving calls about a shoplifting at about 11:20 a.m., according to a Rock Hill police report. The store owner told police that a woman, later identified as Alexandra Garcia, 46, stole two wigs from the store worth $98 and drove away in a silver Hyundai Sonata. The owner told police he chased Garcia to the Hyundai once she took the wigs without paying, but she jumped into the car and sped away.

Police found the car at a Cedar Villa Drive home. Garcia, who matched the suspect’s description, wore “what appeared to be a new wig on her head.” Police took Garcia to the store, where the owner identified her as the shoplifting suspect.

Garcia told authorities she had been trying to exchange a wig she previously purchase from the store, but began arguing with the shop owner, the report states. She became frustrated and left her wig on the counter while leaving with another wig. She told police the wig on her head “is her property,” the report states. Garcia felt she did not need to ensure the shop owner understood her intentions because she was frustrated with the wig she tried to return. She told police she was only trying to exchange merchandise.

Police arrested Garcia, charging her with shoplifting. She gave police a name and birth date they were unable to verify. An officer cross-referenced her name with utility records and DMV photos to determine her true identity. She was also charged with false information to police. She was released from jail the same day on a $3,000 bond.

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