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Woman Robs Her Own Tax Preparer With a Curling Iron

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By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on February 01, 2012 4:58 AM

If there's one thing you can learn from Sonia Watson, it's that you shouldn't rob your tax preparer. Especially if you plan to use a curling iron.

Police in Toledo, Ohio are currently searching for Watson and her son after such an incident. The pair went to a local Liberty Tax Service where they encountered a woman who had recently prepared Watson's taxes.

Fumbling, they then carried out the curling iron robbery.

At first, the mother and son duo covered their faces. But when they realized customers were inside, WNWO-TV reports they removed their masks. When the customers left, they re-covered their faces.

Sonia Watson then wielded a curling iron -- wrapped in a towel -- and threatened to shoot the tax preparer if she did not give her money. The tax preparer refused.

The robber responded with a curling iron smack, but the victim fought back. She hit Sonia Watson with a plastic soda bottle, reports WUPW-TV.

A witness then stepped in and hit Watson's son with a chair. The duo then fled with $280.

Perhaps they were unhappy with their refund amount?

Mother and son are still on the run, but when caught, Watson will likely be charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Yes, a curling iron is a deadly weapon -- even when it isn't turned on. Those things are tough and can cause quite a bit of physical damage.

As for Sonia Watson's son Antonio, his age is still unclear. If young, he may face lesser charges for his involvement in the curling iron robbery.

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