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Dancing Man Wigs Out Hairstylists Impromptu Moves Shock People In Coeur D’Alene Beauty Salon

The 21-year-old Hayden man told sheriff’s deputies that all he wanted to do was express himself.

The problem was, he did it dressed in pink high heels, a golden spandex body suit and a blond wig while dancing to the tune of a Madonna song.

The song - “Express Yourself.”

The impromptu performance shocked hairdressers Wednesday at the Hayden beauty salon where the man began dancing at about 11:30 a.m., according to a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department report.

“They were kind of shook up and disbelieving, they weren’t sure what had just happened,” said Deputy Jeff Cormier.

The man, whose name has not been released, walked into The Beautique on Government Way. He wore high heels, a bright body suit and a rubber mask depicting an old lady, Cormier said.

According to a sheriff’s report, he asked hairdressers at the salon if they sold wigs. He then started dancing in an obscene manner, rubbing his groin area, according to the sheriff’s report.

Monique McKenzie, a 27-year-old hairdresser, asked the man to leave but he told her “not until the song is over,” according to the report.

The man did drive away in a pickup after McKenzie asked him a second time to leave.

Deputy Cormier arrived at the hair salon and was taking a report from the women when the dancer returned to the business.

Clad in jeans and a T-shirt, he told the deputy he wanted to apologize to the women.

The man then admitted to the officer that he had dressed up and gone to the store looking for a wig. When he walked into the salon he heard “Express Yourself” playing on the store radio and started dancing.

“He said while he was there he heard this Madonna song and just cut loose,” Cormier said. “He said he loves Madonna and has loved Madonna all his life.”

According to the report, the dancer said he had to wait for the song to end before he could leave.

“I just wanted to show myself to them,” he told the officer.

The man told the deputy that after leaving and changing his clothes in the back of his pickup truck he felt really bad about the incident and came back.

“He said he’s been doing it for about five years,” Cormier said. “He says he gets dressed up about once a week and usually he just drives around the block and listens to music.”

But the man also told the deputy he wants to get help for his problem, which he has a hard time controlling. Cormier referred him to Kootenai Medical Center.

The man allowed the sheriff’s deputy to search his truck. The deputy found the outfit, along with a pink tutu in the back, according to the report.

The man was not arrested, but a sheriff’s report was forwarded to the Kootenai County prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

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