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Mom Allegedly Mows Down Barber With Her Car Over Son's Haircut Mishap

“She held that steering wheel and she aimed right for me. She looked at me, she pushed me through the building," 63-year-old barber Brian Martin said of the suspect, Ruby Delgadillo, who police are still looking for.

By M.L. Nestel
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A Northern California mom is wanted by authorities after allegedly revving her blue Prius and then smashing into a barber, shattering his leg, after she blamed him for nicking her son’s neck during a haircut.

Ruby Delgadillo, 28, is being pursued by authorities two days after they say she used her 2006 model car to commit a hit-and-run, launching 63-year-old barber, Brian Martin, into a glass storefront at around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday while he standing outside his Delta Barber Shop located on A Street in Antioch, some 45 miles northeast of San Francisco, the victim and police said.

“She was looking right at me,” Martin told KPIX-TV in a phone interview, adding that the mother’s two sons were also seated as passengers in the car. “She put that Prius in go.”

"It was reported that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian and continued through the glass storefront," according to an Antioch Police Department statement released on Thursday. 

Police, leaning on victim and witness account, believe the car strike was "an intentional act."

"This incident started as an argument over a haircut the victim provided to the responsible's child," the statement reads. "As the argument continued, the responsible got into her vehicle and intentionally drove at the victim, hitting him and pushing him through the glass storefront." 

The barber confirmed to KPIX-TV that the woman left after her 7-year-old boy's haircut, only to return to show him what he characterized as “this little scratch.”

“I told her ‘What can I do? There’s nothing I can do!’” he said, claiming the cut was caused because the boy was squirming. “I just couldn’t deescalate it.”

He said the Delgadillo returned to her car and raged behind the wheel.  

“She had one hand on the wheel, one flipping me off and screaming,” Martin recalled. “She held that steering wheel and she aimed right for me. She looked at me, she pushed me through the building.”

Afterward, Martin said the woman backed out and then drove off. 

Delgadillo, who is believed to be driving her blue Prius with California license plates is still being pursued by police. 

"The responsible fled the scene with her son, in their vehicle, and [has] not been located," police stated in the release.

Anyone with information on this case or on the whereabouts of Delgadillo is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCH.

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