A Robber Vs. 20 Angry Women Armed With Curling Irons & Chairs
I love this story, I love this story, I love this story!
“An armed robber brandishing a revolver and some tough talk entered Blalock’s Beauty College demanding money Tuesday afternoon.
He left crying, bleeding and under arrest, after Dianne Mitchell, her students and employees attacked the suspect, beating him into submission.
Mitchell tripped the robber as he tried to leave and cried aloud “get that sucker” as the group of about 20, nearly all women, some wielding curling irons, bludgeoned him until police arrived.
“You can tell the world don’t mess with the women here,” said the 53-year-old who manages the Shreveport beauty school in the 5400 block of Mansfield Road.
Jared Gipson, 24, of Shreveport was charged with armed robbery, Shreveport police said. He will be booked into the City Jail once he is released from the hospital.
“He received several lacerations to the head and was taken to LSU Hospital in Shreveport,” spokeswoman Kacee Hargrave said. “Nobody else was seriously injured besides the suspect.”
About 3 p.m., the workers and students sat around the beauty salon, recounting their tale, like warriors after a great battle.
A little before noon the students and workers were cleaning up when the robber walked up quietly behind Mitchell and said, “This is a holdup,” she recalled.
“I thought it was someone just playing, but then I saw that big old gun. He said ‘get down big momma.'”
The robber, a tall, thin man wearing a handkerchief over his face and a skull cap, barked out orders to the other people in the school to get down on the floor, Mitchell said.
As the group complied, some of the women began to cry. The robber didn’t react kindly, telling one of the women she would “be the first to go,” Mitchell said.
After collecting any money the people had on them, the robber pushed one of the employees, Abram Bishop, into the back of the room.
“I thought ‘Oh my God, he’s going to shoot him,'” Mitchell said.
But instead the robber ran toward the front door to escape.
That’s when Mitchell raised her leg.
It was enough to trip the robber, who dropped the gun and tumbled into a wall.
Bishop jumped on the man’s back, driving him into the ground. Seizing the opportunity, Mitchell rallied her students.
“We moved some furniture after that,” she yelped with joy as she retold the tale.
Arming themselves with curling irons, chairs, a wooden table leg and clenched fists, the women attacked.
Blood and urine splattered from the victim; stains adorned the white paints worn by many of the beauty school students.
Crying in pain, the robber tried to crawl away from the students, Mitchell said.
“I grabbed his legs and wouldn’t let him go. I pulled him back. He wasn’t going to get up out of here and tell everyone he robbed us. When he came in here, he knocked down a beehive and sent the bees flying all over.
…The gun, police learned later, was not loaded. But there was no remorse from the students.
“He got what he deserved,” Renae Collier, 26, said. Collier’s engagement ring was broken at some point during the melee.”
These women beat the robber “with curling irons, chairs, a wooden table leg,” and Renae Collier actually broke her engagement ring, probably pounding the guy in the head. That crook got exactly what he deserved and it’s just a beautiful thing…although I will say that those women were lucky that the guy was dumb enough to go in with an unloaded gun.
Still, it’s nice to see the good guys win one for a change. Kudos to everyone at Blalock’s Beauty College for a job well done!
A hat tip to Knowledge Is Power for the story.
*** Update #1 ***: From oblomov in the comments section of this post:
We need to immediately close down the Beauty College Gulags of our nation, where basic human rights are ignored and people are subjected to beatings or torture. If the man was carrying a Holy Koran, some blood, urine, hairspray, or even exfoliating cream might have touched the book, thus desecrating it. Our hair may be bouncy and shiny, our clothes may match our skintone, but we can hardly call ourselves a civilized people.
*** Update #2 ***: In the post, I changed the word “unarmed” to “with an unloaded gun” to avoid confusion.