In a TikTok posted on Monday, a woman calls the police on a Massachusetts barber, allegedly because he cut her teen son’s hair “too short.”
“Look at this lady, wasting my day,” user @RobbietheBonehead says in the TikTok. “For a bad haircut that I gave her son. That he asked for.” In the caption to his video, @RobbietheBonehead, who works at Boneheads Barbershop, called the woman a “Karen.”
The woman tells the police that she wants @RobbietheBonehead to get away from her and then walks away from him.
In a follow-up to the video, @RobbietheBonehead explains that the woman’s son, 17, came to his barbershop and requested a “high and tight” cut. The teen also requested that the top of his head be cut down with a No. 2 clipper.
“I literally stop and go ‘bro, a No. 2’s real short,’” says @RobbietheBonehead, who clarified that he asked again if the teen was sure.
@RobbietheBonehead says after the haircut, the son said nothing and tipped him.
“Twenty minutes later, his mom comes busting in the door,” @RobbietheBonehead says. According to the TikToker, the teen’s mom said she was going to sue the barber and that she’d “see him in court.” That’s when she called 911.
In a comment on the follow-up video, @RobbietheBonehead wrote that the police “were pissed” when they arrived and apologized to him for the woman. “Then we laughed and I thanked them,” @RobbietheBonehead added.
Many commenters were upset by the woman’s misuse of the emergency phone number.
“Waste of time,” wrote @toniadavis72. “That’s why they can’t get to [people] that really need 911.”
User @12011916lt said the woman should be fined for calling 911.
“Karens always trying to get a free cut,” commented @richard_cypher_rahl.
Boneheads Barbershop did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment via email.
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*First Published: Sep 13, 2021, 12:05 pm CDT
Tricia Crimmins is a journalist and comedian based in New York City. She is studying at Columbia Journalism School and writes for Moment magazine and Columbia News Service. Previously, she has written for Mashable, Complex Networks, and the Lewiston Sun Journal.