Arrest made in case of hair shoplifter

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2011

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Police Department arrested a woman accused of skipping the register with fake hair at Beauty Town wig shop July 18 and then assaulting store employees as they attempted to stop her.

NPD arrested Dietra C. Malone, 21, 2720 Itasca Drive, Thursday on charges of shoplifting and two counts of simple assault.

Gisok Paik, who was working at the store during the incident, said when his wife confronted the shoplifter, Malone reportedly pulled Jung Sook’s hair and punched her before running toward the door of the store.

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Paik said he then tried to stop the suspect from leaving the store with the stolen hair when she punched him in the left temple before fleeing the scene.

A NPD officer reportedly witnessed the suspect assault Gisok Paik when viewing the store’s security footage.

Stolen items listed in the report include two units of Amy artificial hair priced at $20 and one unit of Yaki artificial hair priced at $9.55.

Malone’s bond was set at $2,028.