via The AllState Barber College

A $6 haircut almost led to gun violence at a barbershop in Cleveland. According to News 5, the incident occurred on April 14 at The AllState Barber College in Cleveland.

The AllState Barber College is a school where aspiring hairstylists and barbers learn their craft while offering service at a relatively low price. But violence nearly erupted when one barber began cutting a 7-year-old boy’s hair.

At some point during the haircut, the young boy’s mother confronted the female barber. The boy’s mother complained that the barber was taking too long to cut the child’s hair. She then grabbed a Glock 9 mm handgun from her purse. Several other barbers were able to calm the woman down before she was able to commit an act of violence.

The incident was horrific for several reasons. The woman who pulled out the gun put everyone who was in the barbershop, including her 7-year-old son, in danger. In seconds, she could’ve made a regrettable mistake. She could also lose her son to child services for showing a lack of judgment that could have caused harm. The barber students who witnessed the incident were also shaken by the fact that someone would pull a gun over a haircut.

A surveillance camera captured the entire incident and police are currently searching for the mother who was involved. If she is caught, she will likely face several charges including aggravated menacing.

A.R. Shaw

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