Sometimes the names seem to fit and sometimes they don't. This is one case where I do believe the name fits all too well.
The Phantom Barber
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This incredibly strange rash of crimes occurred over two months in 1942 in the small town of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Someone was creeping into people’s homes and cutting off locks of hair from the sleeping residents.
The Phantom Barber never hurt or killed his victims and didn’t steal anything except the hair. Regardless, and understandably, citizens were on edge. Eventually, a man named William Dolan was arrested. He was convicted for attempted murder in another case, but never for the Phantom Barber’s crimes—which a lie detector test cleared him of in 1951. Today, it’s unclear if Dolan committed any of the crimes, let alone the Phantom Barber's. The shearing sneak could still be out there.
The idea of someone coming into my house undetected and taking just a lock of hair from anyone there is beyond creepy to me. Guess I need to get a dog!
Coffee out on the patio this morning, where it's reaching the low 90s.