Mom gets 6 months for pulling gun on son’s barber

A 31-year-old Cleveland mother was sentenced last week to spend the next six months behind bars for pulling a gun on her 7-year-old son’s barber earlier this year because, she felt, his haircut was taking too long.

Andrea Smith previously pleaded guilty to menacing, child endangering, and carrying a concealed weapon for the April incident at Allstate Barber College.

While Smith admitted to pulling out the weapon, which she did not have a license to carry concealed, she denied waving the weapon around or otherwise threatening anyone. No one was injured during the incident.

Nonetheless, the barber made quick(er) work of the haircut, promptly finishing up before Smith was out the door and on her way with her children in tow. The incident, however, was captured on video and left local law enforcement plastering Smith’s face on area news stations so she could he identified, found, and subsequently prosecuted.

[ Associated Press ]