If an intruder ever asks for a haircut, your safest course of action is to just go ahead and do it. At least, that's the lesson one Philadelphia man probably took away from his horrifying experience Saturday.

The 29-year-old was held at gunpoint and stabbed in a bizarre encounter with a stranger who demanded a trim.

The victim was giving his six-year-old son a haircut early Saturday morning when a man came to the door and asked if he was a barber. After the victim said that he wasn't, the other man left — only to return five minutes later with a semiautomatic handgun, asking for a haircut at gunpoint.

A fight ensued, during which the victim was stabbed six times with a small knife. He was able to force the gunman outside, but the police have not yet apprehended him.

No word on whether the traumatized six-year-old boy finished getting his haircut, or if the hostile intruder ever found someone to do his.

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