[Philly] A man had a gun pulled on him and was stabbed in front of his 6-year-old son in Southwest Philadelphia’s Elmwood section Saturday morning, apparently for not being a barber, according to police. Cops said the 29-year-old victim was inside his house on 64th Street near Chelwynde Avenue giving his 6-year-old son a haircut shortly after 7:30 a.m. Saturday when a stranger came in through his front door and asked if he was a barber. The man replied that he was not and the other man left the house without incident before returning about five minutes later and asking for a haircut, police said. When the victim told the man he wasn’t a barber and asked him to leave, police said, the man pulled a black semiautomatic handgun from his pocket. The victim grabbed the man and struggled with him, at which point the man pulled out a small knife and stabbed him six times in the arms and chest, police said. The victim was able to force the man outside, and police said the attacker dropped his gun at that point, then picked it up and fled westbound on Chelwynde Avenue in a dark gray SUV. The man stabbed was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and listed in stable condition. The attacker is described as a tall black man in his mid 20s with a light complexion who wore a black long-sleeve shirt and black track pants.
I’m not gonna sit here and type about whether or not this dude deserved a gat in his grill & 6 stab wounds, but at the same token he shouldn’t get off scott-free for lying. You don’t want a stranger strolling into your living room? You’re more than entitled to kick him out. Don’t feel like doling out another free shape-up? Cool man – tell this weirdo in your crib to fuck off. Just don’t bullshit while your 6 year-old is sitting in front of a mirror with an apron on & you’re buzzing Spiderman into the side of his head. That’s a barber, bro. You’re a barber. Sure, you might not like being expected to tighten up every afro thrown under your nose but you know what? People don’t like being blatantly lied to right to their face, either. Two wrongs might not deserve a stabbing but they sure don’t make a right.