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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Woman Who Pulled a Gun On Ohio City Barber After Son's Haircut Took Too Long Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 2:18 PM

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Update: Andrea Smith, 31, who you might have last seen on surveillance video from the All-State Barber College in Ohio City pulling a gun on a barber, was sentenced this week to six months in prison. She'd pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing and a fifth-degree felony charge for carrying a concealed weapon.

Smith told the court that the prevailing narrative — that she pulled the gun on the barber because he was taking too long to cut her son's hair — was wrong. She said it was because the barber had "insulted her parenting."

"He came up to me four times about my son moving in the chair," Smith said, according to Cleveland.com. "That's what it was. I'm not that type of person. I did not just go up to him and point a gun at him and say 'you're taking too long.'"

Prosecutors and the judge weren't exactly buying the explanation, which didn't justify her actions anyway.

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(Original story 4/28/17): One woman grew impatient when her son's $6 haircut went longer than expected at the All-State Barber College in Ohio City two weeks ago. And then she did what anyone does when they're impatient: She pulled a gun on the barber cutting her 7-year-old son's hair, a police report said.

"I got two clips. I'll pop you," she allegedly said while pointing the gun at the barber.

All of this came to a head after the woman complained loudly multiple times about how slow the service was — although hair schools aren't exactly known for their speed. When the manager came over to investigate, that's when the weapon came out of her purse (as seen in the store camera footage above).

Eventually, after another barber came over to appease the situation, the handgun was put away and the haircut was finished.

Police are currently trying to track down the woman depicted in the video.


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