Wisconsin Woman Wants Braids& Offers Pepper Spray Instead of Payment

Jaleigha Williams mugshot

Jaleigha Williams mugshot

A small group of Wisconsin hair stylists got pepper spray instead of payment from a woman whose hair they were braiding, authorities said.

Jaleigha J. Williams, 18, was identified and arrested Dec. 7, 2015 for battery and retail theft.

Police say the salon owner operates the business out of his apartment. He typically asks for payment upfront, but the women claimed one of their mothers would show up with the payment during the appointment.

Each woman promised to pay between $200-$260, but nearly 10 hours into the appointment, the salon owner told the women he and his stylists wouldn’t do any more braids until they were paid. The “customers” started cursing and being rude.

That’s when Williams allegedly hit the stylists and the salon owner’s 1-year-old daughter with pepper spray. The owner and two staff members chased them but were hit more pepper spray, authorities said.

The victims were able to provide police with good leads on Williams, leading to her arrest.



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