ROUND ROCK — Nancy "Mia" Haddad Adams and her husband Johnny told KVUE they've seen their share of theft at their beauty supply store in Round Rock over the years, but nothing could compare to what their surveillance cameras captured Thursday afternoon.
A woman was caught stealing not one, not two, but three wigs off the heads of mannequins at Round Rock Beauty Supply near East Palm Valley Boulevard.
"We've had theft in the past where people come in and they've stolen, came back, and paid for it, and they're regular customers again. And I allow them to come back, but nothing like this," Nancy said.
She was working the counter Thursday afternoon when the accused wig snatcher took a stroll straight to the back of the store.
"I've seen her before, but didn't really recognize who she was. I said, 'Hi, how are you? Let me know if you need any help,'" Nancy recalled.
But before she knew it, the woman, who was wearing a neon safety vest, walked out with three wigs in tow.
"A minute passed, I go to the back and one of my girls is bald-headed. The thing is, she didn't know, and some people don't know, that we know all these wigs -- by name," Nancy said. "These are our girls. We work with them all day long. If we come back and Shivone has hair and five minutes later and we come back and Shivone is gone, we know. We know these things."
Nancy watched the surveillance footage, knowing multiple cameras in her store captured what happened.
"The cameras have always been here," her husband Johnny said. "We want people to understand that they do work, and we use them constantly."
Despite the woman being caught in the act, Nancy said she doesn't want the woman in the video to go to jail -- under one condition.
"I would like her to come and pay for it. Pay for all three of those wigs," she said. "I won't press charges if she comes back and pays for it, but I don't want her business again."
Nancy told KVUE she filed a police report with Round Rock PD.