Fear of ''hat hair'' before his court appearance this week
prompted a Dunedin man to style his locks with stolen hair
gel, police say.
Police were called to Kmart in the Meridian mall following
reports that a man used hair gel without paying for it.
The 29-year-old told police he used the gel because he was
concerned over his ''hat hair'' before a court appearance,
Senior Sergeant Bruce Ross said.
He told police he thought the gel was a free sample.
The man later appeared on a charge of intentional damage on
Tuesday, and was sentenced to 140 hours' community work.
He was given a pre-charge warning for the theft, Snr Sgt Ross