White Barber Pulls Gun On Black Client
A barber took his unfamiliarity with cutting kinky hair as an opportunity to brandish a gun and essentially kick a black man in need of a shave out of his shop. The South Carolina man was arrested after making the potential client feel alienated and threatened with his actions…
Denied service because of his race, a man says not only did a barber refuse to give him a cut because he was black, but he displayed a gun.
Larry Thomas, 65, was arrested and charged with pointing and presenting firearms at a person.
“I asked him does he shave, Can I have a shave?'” said Arthur Hill, of Fort Mill. “He said, ‘I don’t do black hair,'” Hill recalled. “I asked him does he shave, can he shave me, and he said, ‘I don’t do black hair.'”
Hill says he had never been to the barbershop in the 2100 block of Celanese Road before. However, he says he was pressed for time and needed a shave before work. “I can’t have facial hair, I work around food,” he explained.
Hill says he asked Thomas to clarify why he couldn’t get a cut.
“I said, ‘Are you referring to African American hair?’ He said, ‘Yeah,’ and at the time I noticed he already had his hand gripped on a .38 snub nose chrome revolver.”
Hill says he told Thomas he didn’t want any trouble and left, but he contacted the York County Sheriff’s Office.
“I was shocked, I was shocked for my life, because I’m thinking that could’ve been me laying on the floor dead,” he said. “He did not point it at me, but it was clear in sight like he meant business.”
Seriously??? SMH. People are just getting louder and prouder with their racism and biases these days…