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UPDATE: Woman arrested after allegedly cutting another woman's hair on bus

Patricia McKnight

Patricia McKnight

UPDATED Wednesday, October 30, 2013 --- 12:35 p.m.

Madison Police say they have arrested a woman who allegedly cut another woman's hair on a Madison Metro bus.

Police say they arrested 54-year-old Patricia McKnight after identifying her on surveillance video.

The incident happened on Oct. 18th. McKnight allegedly cut at least three inches of another woman's hair off.

The victim told police she felt a tug on her ponytail and at first didn't know it was cut. When she felt something and turned around, she says the suspect apologized and told her she had something in her ponytail.

The video reportedly shows McKnight cutting the victim's hair with scissors. When the victim got off the bus, the video audio picked up someone saying “free haircut.” McKnight is then allegedly seen high-fiving another passenger.

Police say McKnight allegedly committed other crimes after getting off the bus. Officers say cameras caught her lifting up her shirt at least three times and showing her chest to men at a Transfer Point.

After McKnight was identified as a suspect, police contacted her parole officer and issued a warrant. She turned herself in Oct. 29th.

She was arrested for Disorderly Conduct While Armed, Disorderly Conduct and for a Parole Violation.

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Posted Friday, October 25, 2013 --- 4:24 p.m.

Madison Police are investigating after a stranger cut a woman's hair on a Metro bus.

The 38-year-old woman boarded the bus just before 9:00 a.m. October 18th near Regent and Mills Street.

Another woman moved directly behind her, and started playing with her hair.

The woman told the stranger she didn't like that, and got off the bus.

She later discovered that at least three inches of her hair, which was originally 18 inches long, had been cut off by the stranger with scissors.

The stranger reportedly celebrated the fact that she cut the hair after the victim got off the bus.

Police are not looking for the woman. Officers provided the following description: F/B, 5'08, 190lbs, approximately 55yrs.


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