Mom who pulled gun at Cleveland barbershop called police, surrendered weapon

Now facing new charges, didn't appear in court
Posted at 10:16 PM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 22:20:03-04

The Cleveland mom, who pointed a gun at her son’s barber in April, has now been identified, but Cleveland police still have not arrested her.

News 5 has learned Andrea Smith, 31, called the second district police department the day after seeing pictures of herself online pointing a gun at her son’s barber.


The incident happened April 14 at the Allstate Barber College on Lorain Avenue. A security camera captured the incident.

According to a police incident report, an officer was able to convince Smith to come to the police station in person, where she surrendered the gun.

Weeks later, a grand jury indicted Smith on several charges, including carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated menacing and endangering children. And now there’s a warrant out for her arrest after she failed to appear in a Cuyahoga County courtroom on Tuesday.

“A little bit of a nut case, I think,” Allstate owner Michael D’Amico said. “Anybody who would come into a place like this and pull a gun can’t be thinking right.”

News 5 made contact with Smith over the phone, but she declined to answer questions. It’s unclear why she is still not under arrest.