My Barber almost robbed

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    My Barber almost robbed

    I tried to keep this short - I really did - but I had to write it up as long as I did or it just didn't sound right. Ok, here it goes:
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    Getting a haircut mentioned to my barber down the street from where I work how the gas station owner across the street to my workplace has been shot at two or three times in attempted robberies in the past several months and mentioned other shootings in our general area. I asked my barber if hed ever had any trouble.
    He said if he didnt have his .38 Special hes sure hed have been robbed, shot, stabbed or something last week. Hes a one man shop.
    Heres his story as best as I can remember it:
    White male & white female drive up in an old beat up van with headlights duct taped on.
    No other customers at the time. WM has several tatoos kinda scruffy looking, not too tall but stocky, WF has tatoos on leg and neck. The couple comes in the shop.
    WM asks price of haircut Barber tells him $14 dollars
    WM says Whew, thats too high, Barber says Well, thats how much it is, you are welcome to go somewhere else if you want too.
    WM sits down and says ok, go ahead.
    Some conversation WM says My wife just got a job teaching not far from here & Im working construction yadda yadda.
    After haircut WM tells WF to pay the man.
    WF says You know I dont have any money.
    WM pulls out a $20 and watchs my barber open his money drawer to make change.
    The couple walks out the door.
    My barber watchs out the window sees the WM smoking, WF gets in the van turns it around backs up into the parking space, sits there with motor running.
    WM stands there looking around, finishes smoke.
    My barber gets his .38 out & holds beside him out of sight.
    WM comes back in says hed like some powder on his neck.
    Barber says I can do that just sit back down in the chair.
    WM says naw, Id rather you just come over here and do it.
    My barber had already noticed the WMs shirt being out and something bulging from under his shirt.
    Barber repeats, no sir you have to sit back in the chair and Ill put some powder on you.
    WM says, naw well, I just want to wash my face off.
    Barber says ok, just go back in the washroom and use the sink.
    WM says, Id rather you go bring me a towel (I guess he meant a wet one).
    Barber says again your welcome to go back there and wash up there are towels already there.
    WM says one more time Id rather you bring me one.
    Around this time my barber had decided it was time to put an end to this situation.
    My barber pulled his .38 around to where the WM could see it told him that right now the best thing he (the WM) could do is get out of here and never come back again.
    The WM left abruptly, got in the van they took off.
    My barber tried to get the tag # but only could tell it was an out of state tag.
    My barber said his hair was standing up on the back of his neck and it took him a while to settle down after that.
    Local PD who gets his hair cut there heard his story told him he did the best anyone could have done in a situation like that and agreed that if he hadnt been packing it sounded like something bad would have happened.
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    Interesting story, thanks for sharing it with us, but I thought Bonnie & Clyde were dead? No doubt the story has lots of outward signs of him being robbed, and probably been physically harmed in the process. You can bet they had their eyes on some quick cash from his change box.
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    Smart barber = safe barber...

    Observant behavior may have saved his life!

    My barber is in our 'small' town...haircuts are $7.
    One day we were talking and the NRA came up...next thing we were talking about BG's and crime...next thing you know this 78 year old 'great guy' pulls a .32 revolver out of his pocket...said he would take care of himself...

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    Good for him. Next time I'm in Chickasaw, I'll make sure I get a haircut while I'm there.
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    Make sure to tell him we all think that he is wise for not only being observant but also able to do something when he observes something wrong. It sounds like the incident would have been over and he would have been worse for wear long before his 911 call would have been answered.
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    Off-topic, for sure, but: I'm glad some folks on here (like me) still get their hair cut at barber shops.

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    Smart barber... Mr scumbag just wanted your barber to turn around and submit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Good for him. Next time I'm in Chickasaw, I'll make sure I get a haircut while I'm there.
    Well.... The barber I use is down the street from where I work - Mobile Alabama. Chickasaw is where I live.

    BTW - The "Chickasaw" barbers might have had HIM wanting to call 911
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