A New York City barber was fired from his job last Friday shortly after a violent confrontation with an angry customer landed him in the hospital.
The incident reportedly transpired at the Bronx-based Diamond Cuts shop at around 8.30pm after the disappointed customer refused to pay the unidentified man for his shoddy work, according to The New York Post.
Other Diamond Cuts employees offered to touch up the bad haircut for free, but the suggestion enraged the 53-year-old coiffeur who demanded an immediate payment from the customer.
The incident reportedly transpired at the Bronx-based Diamond Cuts (Pictured) shop at on Feb. 16 at around 8.30pm
‘No, you’re not fixing nothing! I want my money!’ the barber allegedly thundered, according to the shop’s manager who reviewed surveillance footage of the confrontation.
That’s when the manager said the barber ‘grabbed,’ ‘shoved’ and ‘swung’ at the frequent Diamond Cuts patron and yelled ‘I’m gonna’ kill you!’
In response, the customer grabbed a nearby hairbrush and struck the barber across the face, according to police, which led to a chase down the street.
The barber was then confronted by two of the customer’s friends, one holding a baseball bat, who proceeded to assault the barber in a mad melee that landed him the emergency room.
The barber was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital with an elbow fracture and was given 15 stitches to his left eye area after all three suspects fled in a white 2014 Nissan Altima, the Post reported.
On Feb. 17, police arrested 37-year-old George Thomas (pictured) after surveillance footage captured him lobbing a Molotov Cocktail at El and John’s Barber Shop in Brooklyn
Shortly thereafter, the barber, who had only been hired three weeks ago, was fired from his position, with the manager describing him as the ‘aggressor.’
‘I saw [what happened] and I was so disgusted. You don’t do that,’ he said. ‘We go by the old-school code: The customer is always right.’ Police are still searching for all the three suspects.
The incident marks the third incident against barbers in New York City this month.
On Feb. 17, police arrested 37-year-old George Thomas after surveillance footage captured him lobbing a Molotov Cocktail at El and John’s Barber Shop in Brooklyn.
Another Brooklyn-based barber was shot in the pelvis on Feb. 9 after he asked a man to stop bothering his customers. He was later released from the hospital after being treated for his wound.
Police are still searching for the alleged gunman.
Fire Marshals arrested and charged George Thomas (pictured) for deliberately starting a fire with a Molotov cocktail at 741 Riverdale Avenue, Brooklyn