Cops: Hair Weave Stops Bullet
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A woman was complaining of a headache Thursday morning, but police say her tightly-woven hair weave kept it from being much worse.
Detectives say a bullet, allegedly fired at her by her ex-boyfriend, became lodged in her hair.
Authorities were called to the Country View Market, 5802 Swope Parkway, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Arriving officers found the 20-year-old woman there. She told police she had pulled into the market and saw a man with whom she had recently ended an eight-month relation with inside a car there.
A second man came up to the woman’s window and told her that the ex-boyfriend still loved her, an incident report filed by the Kansas City Police Department said.
The woman told the second man “I don’t love him.”
At that time, the victim told police she heard gunshots and saw her ex-boyfriend walking toward the back of her car firing a handgun.
The victim sped away in her vehicle as her back window shattered, police said.
She returned to the scene a moment later to witness both suspects leaving in their vehicle.
Officers found the bullet in the woman’s hair and said her tightly-woven weave likely saved her life.
The victim was not seriously harmed and refused treatment at the scene.
The ex-boyfriend and the second suspect were both taken into custody a short time later.
Thembi Says: Do you see this? Is this black folks out of control or what? Am I the only one who thinks it’s fishy that she returned to the scene after having been shot by her ex-boyfriend, at while rocking a bullet like a barrette, no less? I never thought I’d have to use a post title this played out, but the fact that this woman can actually say that her life was saved by her hair weave really is un-be-weavable. All of this has me wondering what kind of industrial grade hair weave could catch a bullet and result in nothing more than a headache. This is definitely the kind of thing that could ONLY happen to a black woman!
UPDATE: Here is the news report featuring the victim and her weave cap of steel. Lord help us all.