Hair salon bandit pleads not guilty
By MIKE ISAACS Sun-Times Media email@example.com March 8, 2013 1:22PM
Updated: March 8, 2013 1:23PM
The man accused of being the “Bad Hair Bandit” who robbed 15 hair salons and businesses pleaded not guilty Friday to five counts of armed robbery.
Jason Logsdon, 41, of Evanston, pleaded only on cases that occurred in Skokie, Morton Grove and Niles, which are under the jurisdiction of Cook County District 2 Circuit Court in Skokie where he was arraigned. Other charges against him are being handled in other jurisdictions, including Chicago and DuPage County. The robberies occurred between Dec. 26 and Feb. 4.
Logsdon had told the court he robbed the businesses to feed a crack cocaine habit and concentrated on hair salons knowing there wouldn’t be as many men there.
Authorities said he used a BB gun in most of the robberies and stole between $100 and $800 in each incident.