Police have arrested an armed man who was thwarted from robbing a Brooklyn beauty salon by an off-duty police officer who was getting her hair done.
Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Winston Cox. He was arrested early Monday morning. Charges were pending.
Police say the man entered Sabine's Hallway beauty salon on Franklin Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday and demanded cash and belongings from the customers.
A 50-year-old off-duty officer identified herself as a police officer and ordered him to drop his gun, but the man shot at her and missed and she returned fire, police said.
Police say the suspect fled on foot. No injuries were reported inside the salon.