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South Side teen arrested for stealing hair extensions at gunpoint

May 23, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

The teenager on the phone said she wanted hair extension--bundles of them--and she was willing to pay.

But when a 23-year-old woman from Grand Boulevard arrived at the meeting place on East 43rd Street where she planned to sell the hair extensions, the teen from the phone call and a man allegedly stole them from her at gunpoint.

According to the police report, Korie Taylor, 18, of New City, contacted the woman from Grand Boulevard on April 4, hoping to purchase the extensions. The pair met later that day on the South Side, Taylor with a male companion.  The woman had two men with her.

According to the police report, the man with Taylor, who police said is named Marcus Stewart, held a semi-automatic handgun with an extended clip up to the woman and her companions and yelled, "You know what this is." The police report said Stewart then struck one of the men in the left ear, causing the gun to fire and the man to sustain a graze wound on his ear. Taylor then allegedly grabbed the hair extensions and fled.

Taylor, who was arrested for the crime Tuesday and appeared at the Cook Country Criminal Courthouse on Thursday, was held on $75,000 bond.

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