EAST HARLEM — One barber beat another with a baseball bat over a bad trim and a cutting remark, police and shop employees said.
Barbers at the shop declined so say which one received the haircut, but they said one of them had threatened the other shortly before the fight.
During the brawl, Plasencia Bolivar, 34, grabbed a baseball bat from the floor and started beating the other barber, 23-year-old Junior Nunez, in the legs and ribs, according to the criminal complaint, authorities said.
Both barbers have been fired since the incident, a woman who employees identified as the manager said.
“They don’t work here anymore,” the manager said.
Bolivar was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Nunez was charged with menacing. Both men were released.
Nunez is due back in court August 3 and Bolivar on August 31.
Their lawyers did not immediately respond to request for comment.