"It gave me a chill when the deputy asked, 'Do you wear flowered smocks?'" said Stevens, owner of A Curl & Style. "I said,
'Yes,' and he said they thought he'd made himself up to look like me."
The man was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The man's brother said he has mental problems and is obsessed with dressing like women.
Stevens said she was in bed at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when she saw car lights flash in front of her beauty shop, which is beside her home. She said she thought the would-be burglar was a woman, but her 17-year-old grandson, who lives with her, said it looked like a man dressed as a woman.
Soon the intruder gave up trying to break in, got back in his car and began to drive away.
A deputy stopped the car as it was leaving and arrested the man, said Maj. Anthony Lowery, a spokesman for the sheriff's office spokesman.