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Cher's missing wig handed to police
BBC News ^ | March 7, 2003 | BBC News

Posted on 03/07/2003 7:32:47 AM PST by MadIvan

Police have recovered a wig stolen from Cher's dressing room during a concert tour.


Cher is known for her flamboyant style
The star's wig, which was valued at $10,000 (£6,226), was reported missing following a gig at Richmond Coliseum in Virginia.

But a woman walked into a local police station a week later and handed over the black and teal-coloured braided hairpiece

The breakthrough came after a police officer from nearby Chesterfield overheard a man boasting about having the wig.

The suspect later told police he had given it to an unknown woman outside the concert on 25 February.

The identities of the two suspects have not yet been revealed.

"At this point in the investigation, it is believed that these folks were fans," police spokeswoman Christie Collins said.

"Part of the investigation is how they got into that room."

The wig had been stored in Cher's backstage wardrobe room which was left unguarded.

It was only discovered missing when the road crew began unpacking costumes the next night ahead of Cher's performance in Baltimore.

The wig has not yet been returned to the singer as it will be used as evidence in any prosecution.

Richmond Coliseum manager Larry Wilson Jr promised the thieves would be prosecuted "to the fullest extent of the law".


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cher; lost; wig
I didn't realise she had such passionate fans. Stealing her wig is a bit much though.

Regards, Ivan

1 posted on 03/07/2003 7:32:47 AM PST by MadIvan
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To: Mr. Mulliner; Semper911; Bubbette; Kip Lange; dixiechick2000; UofORepublican; kayak; ...
Bump!
2 posted on 03/07/2003 7:33:24 AM PST by MadIvan (Learn the power of the Dark Side, www.thedarkside.net)
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To: MadIvan
Cher wears wigs? Next you'll be telling me that Michael Jackson has had plastic surgery...
3 posted on 03/07/2003 7:35:43 AM PST by veronica
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To: MadIvan
Fortunately for us in Richmond, the Bruce Springsteen concert last night went off without a problem. No known thefts of star's belongings at this time.

4 posted on 03/07/2003 7:37:05 AM PST by iceskater
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To: MadIvan
This reminds me of what happens in Kalifornia every three or four years: "Clothesline Bandits" that snatch wimmin's panties from the line.
5 posted on 03/07/2003 7:37:13 AM PST by ErnBatavia ((Bumperootus!))
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To: MadIvan
Who cares about Iraq? Thank God Cher has her wig back, that's the real important thing. ;)
6 posted on 03/07/2003 7:37:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MadIvan
thank god. now we can call off the war on terrorism.

dep

7 posted on 03/07/2003 7:38:33 AM PST by dep
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To: MadIvan
The star's wig, which was valued at $10,000

A new wig for Cher
cost $10,000.

Picturing Cher bald
priceless.

8 posted on 03/07/2003 7:39:23 AM PST by alaskanfan
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To: ErnBatavia
They have not caught me yet
9 posted on 03/07/2003 7:44:14 AM PST by al baby
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To: MadIvan
Phew! Crisis averted, now we can get on with our lives...
10 posted on 03/07/2003 7:46:15 AM PST by Tredge
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To: MadIvan
Wooh! Thank God! Now, what about her missing brain?
11 posted on 03/07/2003 7:51:53 AM PST by Dionysius
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To: MadIvan
The suspect later told police he had given it to an unknown woman outside the concert on 25 February.


12 posted on 03/07/2003 7:53:04 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: alaskanfan
FINALLY!! Real news.
13 posted on 03/07/2003 7:53:36 AM PST by Sgt Hulka 123
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To: veronica
Next you'll be telling me that Michael Jackson has had plastic surgery...

We finished watching the Fox show last night showing the footage from his cameras of the Bashir (sp) interview. He denied having anything done other than two nose jobs to help him "breathe better." Absolutely incredible. Dunno if anyone else watched it, but his face is now so messed up that his top lip apparently doesn't work anymore. It barely ever moves and as a result he talks with a lisp. Hard to imagine his singing voice not changing quite a bit.

MM

14 posted on 03/07/2003 8:00:11 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Paul Atreides
Jacko done it! Hehehe
15 posted on 03/07/2003 8:02:07 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: MadIvan
Cher always was and will ever be a skank.
16 posted on 03/07/2003 8:13:28 AM PST by Solamente
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To: MadIvan
I had to scroll way down today to find this important news development--thank goodness I had the patience and learned of this wonderful happening for Cher.

/sarcasm
17 posted on 03/07/2003 9:19:10 AM PST by RicocheT
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To: dfwgator
Perhaps some individual wid=shed to edify her merkin.
18 posted on 03/07/2003 9:41:08 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: iceskater
Fortunately for us in Richmond...

How's the weather there today? My daughter is moving from Short Pump to Glen Allen, and I hope that it is dry. (She doesn't need mud tracked into the new house.)

19 posted on 03/07/2003 10:12:41 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It's gray and cloudy today but no rain so far. The weather reports said it would get sunny this afternoon but it sure doesn't look like it right now.

Hope the move goes ok. Moving is such a PITA. But it is a good reason to go through stuff and get rid of all that junk that tends to accumulate.
20 posted on 03/07/2003 10:18:01 AM PST by iceskater
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To: Solamente
Skank pretty much says it -- and her "real" hair is so thin and damaged it's pathetic to see. Hang around Malibu to get a glimpse -- she toodles around with her entourage frequently... usually spouting off profanities in a loud voice, but having a hissy fit if any photographer tries to take a picture... Go figure.
21 posted on 03/07/2003 10:36:32 AM PST by CarmelValleyite
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To: sheik yerbouty
"Wished"
22 posted on 03/07/2003 11:28:08 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: Solamente
Cher always was and will ever be a skank

Yeah, but you've got to admit that she does look better with the wig in place.


23 posted on 03/07/2003 12:51:31 PM PST by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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To: MadIvan
Cher's Brain Found

AP
Cher's brain, stolen from the star's dressing room during a concert tour, was found today when her manager, Bruce LeBruce, spotted an unusual ad in a local paper.

"The ad read 'brain for sale, good condition never been used'", said Mr LeBruce, "and I knew immediately we had located Cher's brain!"

The star was told the good news today at an anti-war rally, "I didn't even know it was missing until they told me it was found!" exclaimed the diva.

24 posted on 03/07/2003 3:52:09 PM PST by harry palmer
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