Antioch police on Thursday were still searching for a woman who slammed her car into a barber and through a storefront Tuesday afternoon over her child's haircut, according to the Antioch Police Department.
The suspect was positively identified as 28-year-old Ruby Delgadillo of Brentwood, police said. The vehicle used in the assault was a blue 2006 Toyota Prius with California license plate 8LHB387.
At about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, police began receiving calls reporting a vehicle had struck a pedestrian and continued through the glass storefront next to the Delta Barber Shop, police said. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, 63-year-old Antioch resident Brian Martin, suffering from major injuries.
Martin had surgery Thursday and was recovering from a badly broken leg at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Officers determined through witness accounts the crash was an intentional act that started as an argument over a haircut Martin gave Delgadillo's son, police said. As the argument continued, Delgadillo got into her vehicle, and Martin walked outside to take a photo of her car.
That's when things turned violent.
"She backed her car into the street, hit the gas and ran him through the store next door," said Dustin Souders of the Delta Barber Shop.
After Delgadillo intentionally drove at Martin, hitting him and pushing him through the glass storefront, she fled the scene with her son and remained at large Thursday. She is wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
Delgadillo's two children were found safe with their grandparents in the East Bay, police said.
Anyone with information on the case or on the whereabouts of Delgadillo is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441 or text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.