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Cops: Customer Threatened Stylist During Haircut

Man charged with terrorizing salon worker

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Great Clips Bust

JANUARY 30--As he was getting his hair cut at Great Clips, a North Dakota man warned a stylist that he would kill her if “you don’t make me look beautiful,” according to court records.

Police say Michael McKenzie, 25, appeared to be drunk and had a bottle of Fireball whisky in his back pocket when he showed up at a Bismarck salon last Wednesday morning.

While his hair was being cut, McKenzie allegedly made “inappropriate comments” to stylist Samantha Gunsch, who told cops McKenzie “stated something to the effect of I’m going to kill you if you don’t make me look beautiful.”

During a police interview, Gunsch, 24, recalled that McKenzie also told her that he was “going to look her up and come to her house if she doesn’t cut his hair right.”

McKenzie’s comments, Gunsch said, left her so upset that “her hands were shaking.” A probable cause affidavit notes that Gunsch said she was “in fear for her life due to Michael making these comments to her.”

A Great Clips customer who overheard McKenzie’s alleged threats while waiting for a haircut “approached Michael and told him to leave the store,” a Bismarck Police Department officer reported.    

Seen above, McKenzie was arrested Thursday and charged with a felony terrorizing count. The Bismarck resident  is being held in the local jail on $2500 cash bond. (2 pages)