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Man Teased About Mohawk Shoots Four

By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 31, 2007 5:59PM

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Still, if someone says something mean to you, don't shoot them 16 times in the legs and back.*

2007_12_31.mrt.jpgA man with a mohawk walked in to Nick's Liquor Store on the 8100 block of South Halsted last night, and other customers were not into his choice of 'do. Apparently four men in the store were hassling the shooter.

The gunman had a mohawk haircut with "something goofy" shaved on the size of his head. After being teased, he returned with a "big gun," according to Calumet Area police.

He opened fire on the store, shooting the four men, all of whom survived the attack. The gunman then fled in a silver SUV.

We subscribe to the theory that mohawks are like mustaches--when worn well, undeniably exquisite. When done badly, which is what usually happens, the look can range from Meh, Not For Me to Oh My Lord, Your Head Looks Like An Alien Abortion. Good mohawks: Mr. T (pictured), Maddox Jolie Pitt, De Niro's mohawk in Taxi Driver, when you're a baby and your mom gives you a mohawk in the bathtub. Bad mohawks: Patriotic mohawk, fauxhawks, and most other attempts. [S-T, Trib.]

*The Sun-Times says "ankles, legs and back." Don't ankles count as part of your legs, though? Thigh, knee, calf, ankle = leg. Yes? Anyone?

Mr. T photo via Straight Up Search