37-year-old Arthur Hill, who recently moved to the state from New York, says he entered Larry Thomas’ barbershop looking for a simple shave on Tuesday when the barber told him, “I don’t cut black hair.” Hill says he then asked Thomas what he meant and the barber pulled out a gun. From WFMY News:
“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.”
According to police, Thomas denied grabbing the weapon and claimed he kept his guns locked up in a shed behind the shop. In the shed, officers say they recovered the handgun described by Hill.