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Salon's Huge 'Make Your Hair Great Again' Hat Stolen

The hefty hat was inspired by Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again"



    Trump Inspired Hat Stolen From Redondo Beach Salon

    A huge hat inspired by a Donald Trump slogan that reads, "Make Your Hair Great Again" was swiped from a Redondo Beach salon. Michelle Valles reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016)

    Some may be taking their hats off to the tricky trio who pulled off one hair-raising crime, because in the words of Donald Trump, "It's huge."

    A giant red hat with a message echoing the Republican billionaire's slogan was stolen off a well-known statue in Redondo Beach, California, on Tuesday in a middle-of-the-night theft caught on surveillance camera, the shop's owner said.

    "Maybe they got a head so big they think it will fit," said Joe Oliveri, who owns the salon that featured the sizable sculpture.

    The hat, reading "Make Your Hair Great Again," is strikingly similar to Trump's red campaign hats bearing his slogan, "Make America Great Again."

    Oliveri said he wasn't trying to stump for Trump, he was just trying get his salon noticed.

    "The object was not to promote Trump -- it was to promote making your hair great again and I was hoping he would see it and take a shot at letting me fix his hair," Oliveri said. "It's simple to fix."

    The hat was worth thousands, the salon owner said, which makes the crime grand theft. A report has been filed with the Redondo Beach Police Department.

    Oliveri said the three men accused of swiping it drove up to the giant head sculpture located at 1401 South Pacific Coast Highway in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    As seen on surveillance footage, three men make an unsuccessful attempt to remove the hat.

    They come back, and "tear it off the head," Oliveri said.

    In one of the most brazen parts of the act, the trio can be seen driving away with the huge hat on top of their car.

    Oliveri said the three were driving in a dark-colored, four-door sedan.

    Joe Oliveri's shop is located at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Avenue F, and the massive head sculpture, resembling a Chia Pet, has been there for 40 years. 

    Oliveri said in the past he's put hair rollers on the sculpture's bushy hair, or bunny ears if it's Easter, just trying to be creative with anything topical.

    Anyone with information on the hefty red hat's whereabouts is encouraged to call Redondo Beach police at 310-379-2477.  

    Michelle Valles contributed to this report.