California mother runs 63-year-old barber over with her car after he nicks her son's neck during haircut
ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Ruby Delgadillo, 28, remains a suspect on the loose and is being hunted down by the police after she allegedly revved her Prius and rammed it into a barber—shattering his leg—for nicking her son’s neck during a haircut.
63-year-old barber Brian Martin told Oxygen news that the 28-year-old suspect, who has been on the run from authorities for two days now, held that steering wheel and she aimed right for him. "She looked at me, she pushed me through the building," he said.
Delgadillo is reported to have used her 2006 model Prius to commit the hit and run, which resulted in Martin being launched into a glass storefront at around 3:45 pm on Wednesday, December 4.
At the time of the alleged incident, Martin was just standing outside his Delta Barber Shop on A Street in Antioch, 45 miles northeast of San Francisco.
“She was looking right at me,” Martin told KPIX-TV in a phone interview. While her two sons were also seated in the passenger seats, “she put that Prius in go,” he added.
"It was reported that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian and continued through the glass storefront," the Antioch Police Department's statement released on Thursday states.
Based on the victim and eye-witness' account, police 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."
According to the barber, the woman had left the shop after her seven-year-old's haircut, but soon returned to show him what he called was 'this little scratch.'
“I told her ‘What can I do? There’s nothing I can do!’” he said, adding that the cut happened because the little kid wouldn't stop squirming. “I just couldn’t deescalate it.”
Right after, Delgadillo returned to her car and dashed at him straight. "She had one hand on the wheel, one flipping me off and screaming,” Martin spilled. “She held that steering wheel and she aimed right for me. She looked at me, she pushed me through the building.”
After hitting him, Martin claims Degadillo backed out and drove off from the premises in her blue Prius with California license plates.
"The responsible fled the scene with her son in their vehicle, and [has] not been located," police stated in the release.