Robber zaps 77-year-old wig store owner with a stun gun in Wicker Park

A robber stole wigs from a Wicker Park store and repeatedly zapped the business’s 77-year-old owner with a stun gun on Tuesday afternoon. It happened just before 3 p.m. at Heads and Threads, 1254 North Milwaukee.

The interior of Heads and Threads, 1254 North Milwaukee. | Google

The offender walked into the store, but was quickly recognized by the owner from a previous incident, police said. So, the owner asked him to leave.

Instead, the robber pulled out an electric stun gun and repeatedly zapped the businessman, a CPD spokesperson said.

Officers at the scene said the offender took wigs from the store and headed north on Milwaukee Avenue.

They said he is a very heavy Hispanic man who is in his 30s. He wore a durag, black shirt, blue jeans, and sandals, and carried a black bag.

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