Is this how it’s going down in the Black barbershops of America? For the second time this year, a barbershop story is making the news. First there was a robbery attempt at a South Carolina barbershop that was foiled by an armed barber and a customer. Now, there’s this story of a woman in San Diego, who after leaving her barber a big tip, returns to the shop with a gun and tries to shoot him because she said she no longer liked the haircut.
A woman unhappy with her haircut tried to open fire on the stylist who cut her hair, but he escaped unharmed after her weapon jammed, police said.
According to San Diego police, 29-year-old Adrian Blanche Swain received a haircut Wednesday morning at a hair salon in the 3900 block of 30th Street in North Park.
However, police said Swain returned to the business a few hours later to complain about the end result.
Swain tried to open fire at the stylist with a pistol — pulling the trigger three times — but police said the “gun had bullets but malfunctioned.”
“619 Barber Shop has been in business for 20-plus years here in North Park, we’ve never had any incident like that,” barber Chris Tatum said. “When she came in she seemed to be a very pleasant young lady.”
A barber named Manny cut her hair, Tatum said.
“Kind of like the Rihanna haircut,” barber Joe Cooper said.
Rihanna’s Mohawk cut, he said, with the sides short, not shaved.
“Easy haircut to do, to be honest,” Cooper said.
Once the gun jammed, the men in the shop were able to disarm Swain who was arrested. Police found razors inside her car, as once she left the shop, she’d shaved off all of her hair. Swain will be charged with attempted murder.
(Photo used is not the shop the attempted shooting took place in)