Woman stabs would be robber with scissors


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Yohan
January 23, 2003, 04:15 PM
If this is a repost- I apoligize
Salon robber gets $100, credit cards, scissor cut

By Manny Gonzales
San Antonio Express-News

Web Posted : 01/23/2003 12:00 AM

A daring hairstylist stabbed a gun-wielding robber in the back with a pair of scissors Wednesday night at her Northwest Side salon, then ducked as he shot at her.
With 20-20 hindsight, Lia Austin said she wouldn't recommend that anyone do what she did at her hair studio in the 6300 block of Wurzbach Road. She's concerned that she could be a target for revenge because police were unable to find the robber after he fled on foot.

"We gave him everything we had, but he started insulting us and screaming," Austin said. "So I stabbed him."

The robber, wearing a black ski mask, dark coat and tan pants, entered the salon just after 7 p.m. He was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds.

He stole one customer's wallet, another's credit cards and money from the cash register. As he leaned over a counter to reach for a drawer, Austin went after him with the shears.

"I had the scissors in my hand already and thought it was a good opportunity to get him because he was pointing the gun down," she said. "I just had the adrenaline in me; I wasn't thinking."

With shears poking through his jacket, the robber squeezed off a shot that hit a display case before his gun jammed and he ran out of the business.

A helicopter and K-9 officers helped comb the neighborhood, to no avail.

He left with a little more than $100 and a hole in the back, San Antonio police Sgt. Domingo Alcala said.

"She's a gutsy lady," Alcala said. "I think it was a reflex action on her part and that she now realizes it wasn't the smartest thing to do."

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Do you carry when getting your hair cut? It would be bothersome and you would be at a very high risk of exposing your gun since you're sitting down and all. Some things to think about I guess.

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Chipperman
January 23, 2003, 05:48 PM
"before his gun jammed "

Lorcin or Jennings?

:rolleyes:

Good on her. Thank goodness she didn't have a gun. Otherwise they'd be booking her for murder right now instead of saying how brave she is. :banghead:

Guy B. Meredith
January 23, 2003, 08:09 PM
Wasn't she afraid the bogey might take her weapon away and use it on her? :scrutiny:

4v50 Gary
January 23, 2003, 08:48 PM
If his vet sews him up, he'd have to go rob a couple more folks else just to pay for the bill and for another jacket.

Standing Wolf
January 23, 2003, 10:55 PM
I sincerely hope she buys and learns to use a gun.

Blackhawk
January 23, 2003, 11:19 PM
Way to go, Lia! :neener:

The perp is liable to develop a nasty infection from a deep puncture wound inflicted by scissors! Bet he shows up at an emergency room.... :what:

voilsb
January 24, 2003, 03:18 AM
another good reason to have legal concealed carry. good thing texas does. of course, it doesn't seem anybody there was carrying, but maybe they'll start thinking about it now. especially since she's concerned he'll be after her for revenge.

I hope they catch him, and she stays safe. gutsy lady. we need more of them around, I think.

foghornl
January 24, 2003, 08:10 AM
Good for her. Too bad she wasn't able to stab him with several small pieces of lead alloy, travelling at several hundred feet per second.

redneck
January 24, 2003, 11:35 AM
Guy had already threatened them with a gun, robbed them was becoming irate. She took measures to defend herself, and the police are saying "I think she now realizes it wasn't the smartest thing to do"
What a load of S###.
Theres no telling if the guy was going to shoot you or not, just cause he didn't leave right after robbing you, and was screaming like a mad man. Even though you came out alive, your pretty stupid :banghead: :cuss:

If she won't have a gun she should at least get longer scissors

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