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Sentencing postponed for woman who tried to shoot North Park hair stylist

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sentencing was postponed Monday to Jan. 9 for a woman who tried to shoot a stylist in his North Park shop after getting a haircut she apparently didn't like.

Adrian Blanche Swain, 30, pleaded guilty in October to assault with a semiautomatic firearm and faces a maximum of 13 years in prison.

Lennin Luna Lopez testified during a preliminary hearing in June that Swain came into the 619 Barbershop on 30th Street about 10 a.m. last Feb. 10. The stylist said Swain wanted a short haircut because her hair was damaged and also asked him to add some "lines" on one side of her head.
   
After the 45-minute appointment, Swain paid Luna $20 and gave him a $20 tip, he testified.

"She seemed happy with the haircut," Luna said through an interpreter.

The stylist said Swain returned to the barbershop about 20 to 30 minutes later, as he was preparing to cut another customer's hair. What caught Luna's attention was the fact that Swain didn't have any hair where he had cut it, he testified.

Luna said Swain pulled a gun out of her purse and said "Look what you did to me," then pointed the weapon at him and pulled the trigger, but nothing happened.

Swain told him, "Do you think I'm kidding?" and pulled the trigger a second time, with the same result, Luna testified.

The defendant pulled the trigger a third time but the gun again didn't fire, and Swain turned to walk out while putting her hand on the gun, as if to load it, Luna said.
   
"When she started to walk out, I knocked her down," the witness testified.

Luna said he and others held Swain down and wrestled the gun away from her.

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