NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are on the hunt for a trio they say attacked a barber in the Tremont section of the Bronx.

Investigators say a man hit the barber after refusing to pay for his haircut last Friday. 

After the scuffle spilled outside Diamond Cuts on East Tremont Avenue, police say a woman hit the barber twice and a second man struck him with a baseball bat.

The shop owner told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria that wasn’t the full story. He said the barber gave a really bad haircut. 

When the customer refused to pay, that was OK with management, according to the owner. But the barber grew angry, going after the customer and refusing to let him get into his car to leave, the owner said.

He said the barber has been fired.

“He’s been here three weeks, and he got fired right the next day,” he said. “Very bad haircut. Customer’s always right.”

The barber fractured his elbow and had to get 15 stitches around his left eye.

Police say the alleged attackers fled the scene in a 2014 Nissan Altima with New Jersey license plate number E24-FZX.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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