Brazilian police say that a mugger cut off a woman’s hair and ran off with it after holding her up at a bus stop.

Police say that the woman’s hair was ‘virgin’, and therefore completely real and untreated, and believe that the hair will likely be sold for the production of wigs.

Inspector Jose Carlos Bezerra da Silva told the press that a woman was waiting for a bus in the central city of Goiania when a man walked up to her, held a knife to her and sliced off her hair, which reach past her waist. She thought the man was going to steal her purse, so she turned her back to him.

Silva says he’s never seen or heard of a case like this in his 20 years on the police force.

The 24-year-old woman says she reported the case to the police because she had to explain to her evangelical church why she no longer had her long hair.