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Second barbershop pole stolen within a week

Posted by Geeky Swedes on August 10th, 2010

For the second time in a week, a barber pole has been stolen off the wall in front of a business on 15th Ave NW.

This morning, Bob Morris, the owner of Ballard Barber Shop (6207 15th Ave NW) discovered the 20-year-old red, white and blue pole was missing from beside his front door. He says the pole was there yesterday and didn’t notice it was gone until a customer next door told him. Since this is the second barber shop pole to be stolen within two blocks, (Smitty’s pole was stolen last week) Morris doesn’t think it’s a prank. “If you’re stealing two, you’re stealing them to sell,” he tells us. He’s not planning to replace the pole because of the $649 price tag. (Thanks Cecilia for the tip!)

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10 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 robotspider // Aug 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Two gently used barber poles for sale. Make an offer.

  • 2 To22r // Aug 10, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Just yesterday I noticed that the New York Barber Cuts at 85th & 8th has a barber pole. They may want to lock it down…

  • 3 Tonygumbrell // Aug 11, 2010 at 12:57 am

    A pox on them what steals barber poles!

  • 4 Smurfnit // Aug 11, 2010 at 4:16 am

    I'll bet it's that darn Henry guy.

  • 5 David // Aug 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I doubt it's the hobos now, most look like unruly hippies. What would they do with a barber's pole?

  • 6 Dave // Aug 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    new way to pole dance.

  • 7 Tiktok // Aug 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    In Austin, there was a barber pole near the University that was stolen so often as a hazing prank (over the course of decades) that the owner installed quick-release latches on it so that it could be “stolen” and returned without incurring repair charges. Sadly, I don't think that's the case here.

  • 8 Silver // Aug 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Mr. Morris is a lovely man. He always has a smile and a wave for neighbors that pass by. He doesn't deserve this. It makes me sad.

  • 9 SCbarber // Aug 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

    People have nothing better to do then ruin the barbershop tradition. It really is a shame. Get a life people!!

  • 10 brandon // Jan 10, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I wish I’d thougt of stealling it. Hes my dad so I figure it would be semi acceptable.
    On second thought he’d definitely press charges

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