Barbershop staffed by women in bikinis
LONG BRANCH, N.J., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The owner of a New Jersey hair salon staffed by women in bikinis said he has been receiving offers to open franchises around the country.
Jeff Wulkan, who opened Bikini Barbers in Long Branch in February 2011, said his shop has been the subject of a reality TV series -- AXS TV's "Bikini Barbershop: Jersey" -- and has garnered interest from all over the country from people interested in opening franchises, NJ.com reported Thursday.
Wulkan said about 87 percent of his shop's customers are men, but there are also women and children who get their hair cut by women in bikinis who are also state certified stylists.
"They like the beach theme, especially in the summer," he said. "And we have the fish tank up front, so the kids get a kick out of that."
Wulkan said he is in talks with national producers about the reality series and may start selling franchise rights in the near future.
"I want to be bigger than Hooters and all of the other similar theme businesses. I want to have salons up and down both coasts and in every college town," Wulkan said. "And I think it's about to take off."
Police 'foot work' nabs foot fetishist
CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Calgary, Alberta, credit their "foot work" for the arrest of a western Canadian man for fondling middle-aged women's feet in public.
Beginning January, police got their first of eight complaints from women who said a man approached them in public parking lots asking about their pedicures, the Calgary Sun reported.
The most recent complaint came in late July.
The man told the women, all 45 to 65 years of age, he admired their pedicures and wanted to look at them more closely so he could send his wife for a similar treatment.
Ironically, it was Detective Jim Hands who oversaw the foot case.
He said in one case, the man licked the woman's foot, which means one of the charges is sexual assault. The suspect faces three other counts of assault, but more charges are possible, Hands said.
The detective said it took six months of investigation before the suspect was identified.
"Matters of this complexity obviously involve a lot of foot work, police work and a thorough investigation," Hands said.
Suspect Mateusz Trojanowski, 21, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
SuperZoo features flushable poo bags
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Products sold at a Las Vegas pet industry convention include biodegradable waste bags, inflatable neck collars and catnip bubbles.
The three-day SuperZoo convention, which wrapped up Thursday, featured 850 exhibitors for products including the Flush Puppies biodegradable bags, which sell for $5.49 for a pack of 20 and are advertised as completely flushable, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday.
The convention also featured the Boo Boo Loon inflatable neck collar, designed to serve as a more comfortable alternative to hard neck cones for dogs recovering from medical procedures; Cosmic Catnip's Shooting Star Bubble Blaster, which makes bubbles containing a catnip oil mixture; and the Litter Spinner, a wheel-shaped litter box designed to sift the dirty business from the kitty litter.
Petchup, a company known for the creation of a beef-flavored condiment for dogs, brought its latest product, Meowstard, to the show. The turkey-flavored condiment is designed to coax picky feline eaters into consuming their dry food.
Police: Woman offered to strip for cash
UNIONTOWN, Pa., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said they arrested a woman accused of stopping motorists and offering to shed her clothes for cash.
Uniontown Officer John Kauer said officers responded to an intersection around 8:40 a.m. Sunday after a report of a woman, later identified as Jackie Hatter, 35, stopping motorists and offering to strip in exchange for money, the Herald Standard, Uniontown, reported Thursday.
Kaur said Hatter jumped in front of the patrol car and began screaming and swearing incoherently. He said she was uncooperative after her arrest and shouted from her jail cell for officers to shoot her.
Hatter was arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. She was jailed in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.
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