A Payson barbershop gained a drive-thru Tuesday thanks to one customer. A 98-year-old man inadvertently hit the wrong pedal when he pulled up to the shop off East Bonita Street for a trim, driving straight into the glass and brick facade.
Two customers were inside at the time getting haircuts.
“All of a sudden they heard ‘BOOM!’” said owner Barbara Satterfield, whose husband, Dennis, was trimming hair.
No one was injured, but the front door dangled from the crumpled door frame and piles of bricks and debris littered the small shop.
The Satterfields have owned the barbershop for 12 years, but the shop has operated for 40.
The driver was a regular customer who always drove himself, Barbara said.
The Satterfields comped both of the customers’ cuts, but not the driver’s.
The shop should reopen Friday, but will take some time to repair. Despite the boarded-up window, the shop will remain open.
Elderly customers have driven into front windows in several businesses in the past year, including a laundromat, insurance office and dental office, said Payson Police Chief Don Engler.