The Edmond Sun

February 20, 2014

Police: Motorist crashes into local beauty salon

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A motorist drove into a local beauty salon Thursday afternoon damaging the front door, breaking glass and startling those inside.

Oklahoma City Police Lt. Arthur Gregory said at about 1 p.m., an elderly woman in an SUV collided with the front of Cut-Ups, 16317 Santa Fe Avenue, an address located just inside Oklahoma City’s jurisdiction.

Gregory said the woman left her information with the owner and left the scene before officers arrived. At this point, officials do not envision the driver being cited, Gregory said.

At about 4 p.m., Pamela Scott, a Cut-Ups stylist for 21 years, and the other stylists were working with clients. Both the front door and the large pane next to it had been removed, letting a little cooler than normal breeze into the shop.

Scott said she had just finished working on a client and was sitting down in her booth a few feet away from the front door waiting for the next client, when she heard a loud boom.

“At first, I thought it was a bomb,” Scott said, noting the volume.

Part of the doorbell and some pieces of glass flew into her booth. Then she saw the SUV and the damage to the front of the shop.

Cut-Ups owner Jessica Lombard said before the end of the work day the openings would be boarded up. It would be business as usual going forward with only one exception — customers will have to enter through the back door for a while, Lombard said.

Lombard, owner of the business for 29 years, said she was glad no one in the shop as well as, apparently, the driver, was injured. Clearly the collision was an accident, she said. | 341-2121, ext. 108