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City Council Honors Off-Duty Cop Who Foiled Salon Robbery

Police officer Feris Jones is honored for her role in the salon shooting. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Police officer Feris Jones is honored for her role in the salon shooting. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York City Council members on Monday honored the off-duty police officer who stopped an armed robbery while getting her hair done at a Brooklyn salon in October.


LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reports

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said an armed robber who targeted Sabine’s Hallway Salon shot at the wrong lady.

“She fired back, struck him in the hand and also struck the lock on the front door,” Kelly said, referring to Feris Jones.

Now, City Council members like District 23′s Letitia James are recognizing the shy Barbados native who was promoted to detective three days after the incident.

“Don’t mess with a woman while she’s getting her hair made up. That’s the most dangerous position to be in,” James said.