An alleged armed robber has just had the beating of a lifetime, at the hands of nearly 30 women inside a Shreveport beauty school.
Blalock’s Beauty School instructor Dianne Mitchell says, “Oh, I put something on him baby. He wasn’t coming up out of here and telling nobody he robbed us and got away with it.”
Mitchell says the man walked in pointing a gun and telling the women to clean out their purses and hand him the cash. That’s until she tripped him.
Afterward, she says, “I beat him with a stick.” They all beat him with sticks, table legs, and curling irons.
Mitchell says, “I was telling the students, ‘Get him! Get him!’”
Officer Eric Swartout describes what happened, “Basically, they’re hitting him with everything that wasn’t nailed down, he was getting hit with.”
Mitchell says, “They was grabbing everything they could, but I said, ‘Get back! I got him!’ I wore him out with that stick.”
Shreveport police spokeswoman Kacee Hargrave says, “The suspect was trying to get out of the business and, as he was trying to get out, they kept pulling him back in and beating him.”
Police arrived and hauled the man out to a cruiser where he bled onto the trunk while being handcuffed.
“He’s going to need some stitches,” Swartout says. “He had some pretty good swelling and knots on his head, a lot of lacerations on his face.”
Paramedics transported 24-year-old Jared Gipson of Shreveport to a hospital where doctors listed him in good condition. Once he’s released, police say they’ll book him into jail on a charge of armed robbery, where he’ll likely have a lot of explaining to do — to his cellmates.