SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A stylist in Bankers Hill says a "style-and-dash" customer stiffed him on a hefty bill for hair extensions.
Stylist Wesley Horn says the young woman, a repeat customer, came into Plush Salon on Friday to match her hair for extensions. The next day, for several hours, he applied and blended the hair.
"They looked great. She loved it. She was raving about it," said Horn.
Horn says when it came time to pay the cost of more than $1,000, she offered to pay through the Venmo app.
"She said the app wasn't working, and then she offered to pay cash," said Horn.
She told Horn she had to go to the car to get the cash.
"Fifteen minutes go by. I text her and ask, 'Are you close?' She says, 'Yes.' Forty minutes go by, and nothing. I call her, and I'm blocked from her cellphone," said Horn.
Horn filed a police report, but because she hasn't been named a suspect in a crime, 10News is not identifying the woman.
Horn posted details of the incident on the Nextdoor app. The replies included several more accusations of fraud against her, ranging from dine-and-dash incidents to credit card fraud and identity theft.
"It's insane. Don't know how she goes around feeling good about herself ... I spent a lot of time and effort to make sure she felt good about herself ... and she scammed us," said Horn.
10News did try to contact the woman, but she hasn't returned our calls. Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police at 619-531-2000.