Cops: Barber Pulled Gun On Man, Told Him He ‘Does Not Cut Black Hair’

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May 11, 2016 4:00 p.m.

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a barber with a history of aggressive behavior toward potential customers faces charges for pulling a gun on a man and telling him he “does not cut black hair.”

A York County Sheriff’s Office report says when the man asked 65-year-old Larry Thomas what he meant, the man said Thomas grabbed a pistol and held it at his side.

Public Information Officer Trent Faris said the incident report didn’t indicate the victim’s race. In one of eight similar instances dating back to 2007, Faris said Thomas, who is white, used pepper spray on a customer after getting into an argument.

Thomas is jailed for pointing and presenting firearms at a person. His bond is $3,000, and it’s not known if he has an attorney.

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