TWC- A man who received a haircut at a Hudson Avenue barber shop Wednesday morning thanked the barber by pointing a gun at his head.
Rochester police responded to Clippers on Hudson around 11:30 a.m. A barber at the shop says he cut the man's hair and when he was finished, the man pulled out a gun, made everyone lay down and then robbed the employees and customers of their cash and wallets.
No one was hurt. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
On the surface, this seems like a genius move. Checks all the boxes of what you would want out of a place you're robbing. Small area where you can keep your eye on everybody. Preoccupied victims. No where to hide. You can command the entire room from one exit. Most importantly, it's a cash business. No paper trail, no problem. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, I think that kind of depends on how the haircut went, because every time I have sat down at a barbershop I have divulged my entire life story. It's like sitting down alone at bar with a bartender except you actually leave looking and feeling better than when you went in. At the very least this guy had to tell his barber his name and occupation, no? Unless he lied about it which is the legitimately the most sociopathic thing I have heard today. There's a certain code to the barbershop, and it includes telling the truth in the chair. If this disrespectful prick completely fabricated his history while he was getting a hot shave then he didn't just jeopardize the barbershop fiscally, but he compromised it's sanctity. On the other hand, If he did tell the truth then were only one barber's memory bank away from having a pretty detailed description of this guy's entire existence, and no barber has ever forgotten a single thing I have ever told them. Not to mention he knows what this guy looks like down to one misplaced hair. Hope he's not a local, or he's as good as busted. At the very least he's out a place to get a decent hair cut at a reasonable cost, and that in itself is priceless.