MMC for Public Safety in the City of Johannesburg, Michael Sun, reported an incident in which an off-duty police officer had defended the owner of a barbershop and defused two criminals while they were trying to storm the barbershop on Wednesday.
The episode occurred when robbers broke into the store in the attempt to appropriate barbershop’s earnings and personal belongings of owners and visitors.
Without thinking twice the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer shot and wounded suspects, neutralized one offender promptly and chased after the other.
“An off-duty JMPD officer was having a haircut when two armed men stormed the shop in Turffontein and demanded cellphones and car keys. The officer opened fire and shot both suspects. One suspect was arrested on the scene. The other suspect was chased and brought down,” the MMC for Public Safety in the City of Johannesburg, Michael Sun stated.
“Note to self: Do not mess with a JMPD officer, even when he is having a hair-do,” Michael Sun said, appealing to all lawbreakers.