An Imperial Beach barber is accused of slicing his customer’s throat after the victim was found bleeding profusely on the shop’s floor Monday, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s officials.
Investigators say barber Daniel Flores, 22, took off from Vic’s Barbershop on Palm Avenue after he cut his customer’s neck just after 3 p.m.
The victim, 33-year-old Timothy Vaughn, was discovered with multiple slices to the center part of his throat, just under his chin.
He was taken to the UC San Diego Medical Center in critical condition, though officials say his injuries are not life-threatening.
As deputies began searching for the suspect, the barbershop’s owner called in Flores’ aunt to ask where he may be. While she was at the shop, Flores called his aunt from her house in San Diego.
With the help of San Diego Police officers, deputies arrested the suspect a block from his aunt’s home.
Flores was booked into the San Diego County Jail on one count of attempted murder.
Detectives with the Imperial Beach substation will continue the investigation.