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| May 10, 2021

Newark Barbershop Robber Shot In Face By Off-Duty Officer Headed To Fed Pen

Jerry DeMarco
Philip Hedgespeth picked the wrong barbershop to rob when the man in the chair turned out to be an off-duty Newark police officer who shot him in the face.

Now the ex-con is headed back behind bars — only this time it’s for a federal stretch of more than nine years.

Hedgespeth, 45, must serve out the entire plea-bargained sentence: Unlike in the state prison system, federal convicts don’t get parole.

Hedgespeth was wearing a hoodie when he walked into the Cache Barbershop on Orange Street, pointed a handgun and demanded cash from an employee and off-duty city officer getting a haircut on May 1, 2018.

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With video goodness: Essex Daily Voice

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    Shave and a haircut?

    https://youtu.be/WAnG2cJf6Sg

    • KoB says:

      Gettin’ shot in the face IS a close shave! And being in the Federal PITA lock up means he can’t shave any time off his sentence. And I’m sure that Bubba, Thor, Julio, and Mr. “Tiny” will lather him up in the shower.

      RIP to Lt Gnrl Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson…DoW 10 May 1863.

      Salute to the Troopers of the FIRST Wisconsin and the FOURTH Michigan Cavalry, (and their Mounts) KIA and WIA in the Capture of President Jefferson Davis (CSA) (by “Friendly Fire”) Irwinville Georgia 10 May 1865. ‘…the Night they drove Old Dixie down…” 2 Troopers and 2 horses KIA in the 4th MI, 1 Officer WIA. 3 Troopers severely WIA, 2 slightly wounded from the 1st WI. Not a FGS perse, just for noting this date in History.

      https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/capture-jefferson-davis

  2. Claw says:

    Whiz Wheel®™ score:

    Philip K. Hedgespeth (DAM*) — 38 x 4 = 152

    * Dumb Ass Move

    • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

      Low score to go along with his lame robbery

  3. David says:

    All over this asshole getting shot and going up the river – but how does a simple barbershop robbery become a federal rap?

  4. Smitty says:

    Felon in possession?

  5. Smitty says:

    Felon in possession in furtherance of a violent crime, 18USC 924 c

  6. 26Limabeans says:

    Because of the close quarters the cop kept his aim high and tight.

  7. Hack Stone says:

    IfPhilip Hedgespeth succumbed to his injuries, the Coroner would have ruled his death Justifiable Barbicide.

    https://barbicide.com

  8. I HAVE NO PUNS TO ADD TO THIS SINCE EVERYONE BEAT ME BY A HAIR ON THE ATTEMPTED CLIP JOINT ROBBERY. Caps for effect and I’ll be hair 2 morro.

  9. rgr769 says:

    I wish we had video of this. I imagine the officer was in the chair with the sheet over him, concealing the draw of his pistol. I wonder if he shot the perp through the sheet like a scene I saw in a movie.

  10. Hack Stone says:

    If you are dumb enough to rob a barber shop, there will be hell toupee.

    (Tip Of The Hat to The Simpsons Tree House Of Horror)