Woman Spotted Walking Down Clayton Rd. Cutting Her Hair with Scissors

September 19, 2013 20:03 pm · 85 comments

A woman, who was possibly drunk, was spotted walking on Clayton Rd. near Lydia Ln. in Clayton cutting her hair with scissors.

Police were called, however, the woman was not located.

She was last seen around 7:40pm on Thursday.

{ 85 comments }

1 Denise September 19, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Bizarre!

2 Anon September 19, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Maybe it was the same one seen driving on ygnacio drinking vodka

3 Magic mike September 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Have you seen the prices for women’s haircuts these days.

4 Triple Canopy September 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

She has still has the freedom to do that until or unless more stupid laws are enacted “for her (our) own good”.

UNLESS SHE IS CREATING A NUISANCE OR IS A DANGER TO HERSELF, STAY OUT OF HER BUSINESS AND HER LIBERTY.

5 Lost and Happy September 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Sheer terror!!

6 Samhain September 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Glad she wasn’t running with scissors

7 Indeed September 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

@ Denise… Sad, but bizarre things happen everyday here in Concord. Are you new here ?

8 Hank September 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Is it against the law to cut your own hair?

9 J. September 19, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Her mama taught her well: Don’t run with scissors.

10 James September 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

I was on Treat shaving.

11 Clayton Resident September 19, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I spotted this woman while walking on the Lydia Lane trail and then in Lydia Lane park. She was extremely drunk carrying a bottle of wine and a large pair of scissors. She could barely walk and told me she was trying to cut her hair. Called the police fearing that she was going to harm herself. Hope she gets help.

12 Red hat September 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The Police were called for a woman that was cutting her own hair? What a waste of resources!

13 Cowellian September 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The cops couldn’t follow the hair trail?

14 JD September 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

That’s illegal?

15 Seriously? September 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Somebody called the police because a woman was cutting her own hair?

16 Dr. Jellyfinger September 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Maybe she was taking a shortcut.

17 Sabrina September 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Maybe she has mental health issues.

18 jon valdi September 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Why were the police called? Did she commit a crime?

19 Mister Wister September 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Morons will call the police for just about anything!

20 Connie Dobbs September 19, 2013 at 9:02 PM

As long as she wasn’t running.

21 Sampson September 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

It’s a free country. Is there a law that says you must comply with the prevailing norms of the salon edifice and sit in a chair with a smock around you? She can cut her hair any damn where she pleases. Am I to presume the police will be summoned if I’m walking down the street using my cordless shaver?

22 stephan September 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

sure, now it’s illegal to cut your hair? sheesh.

If that’s not a first world problem, I don’t know what is.

23 anon September 19, 2013 at 9:19 PM

She is an extra in those great Fiat commercials. The Italians are coming!

24 Lunar September 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM

See previous story with photo, it is a full moon.

25 The pope. September 19, 2013 at 9:25 PM

don’t shoot her; don’t taze her.

Let’s have some common sense mercy.

26 Denise September 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

@ Indeed-#7

I’ve been in and out of the Claycord area since 1967.

So, no, I’m not new here. I just remember when Concord was “different.”

We live in WC. If we could afford it, we’d live in Alamo, Danville or Lamorinda.

27 Killjoy September 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

@Clayton Resident, that’s what you get for leaving your taser at home.
Yes, it’s me. The one who picked it up for you. ;)

28 Clayton Resident September 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Last time I checked, drunk in public is in fact illegal for those of you commenting the cops shouldn’t have been called.

@Killjoy….lesson learned!

29 stella September 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Maybe the brand of scissors she was using were not legal. I will ponder this over an apple martini.

30 Walnut Creek Resident September 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I feel sorry for that lady….

31 Cap'n Nick September 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Police…were…called… HUH??? I’m at a bit of a loss here. Who felt threatened by this woman? Was some barber or stylist deeply offended by what she was doing to a perfectly good head of hair?

In a land where cutting your own hair is a crime, only criminals will cut their own hair.

Was someone afraid that she would run with the scissors?
Remember folks, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
Then it’s f***ing hilarious.

32 anonymous September 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

I have seen this lady many times on and off over the past couple years. She is usually walking on Monument blvd. Or Clayton rd. I feel so sorry and almost sick to my stomach when I see her. She is always filthy and obviously drunk and /or strung out on drugs. Always wondered what her story is. She looks young. Probably mental health issues. I will say a prayer for her for she is someone to somebody. Whether a daughter, sister, auntie, mother or friend . . . . . . someone out there cares about this young lady.

33 ms. litella September 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

hey wheres my post

34 ms. litella September 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

mayor, do posts disappear after 10 pm? i seem to lose them at this time.

35 Schmee September 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Clayton resident obviously has no life. As a 31 year Clayton resident I wish for the days BeFore the trails and golf course and park when the creek belonged to us kids on bikes and not nosy walkers aka “Clayton residents”

36 Laura Zah September 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

It’s worth a call to the cops. What if she goes nutzo and stabs somebody. People will say “She obviously had mental health problems but nobody did anything” Then we’ll have to listen to a bunch of namby pamby bedwetters tell us we have to ban sharp objects.

37 Dennis September 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Was the bottle limited to 10 shots?

38 Cracky McGee September 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Bet the majority of folks in WC, Danville and Lafayette would call the police regarding a stumbling drunk woman walking around their neighborhood, swigging off a bottle of wine in one hand and carrying a pair of large scissors in the other. But Concord? Nope. We’re a different breed ….

39 Half Full September 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM

If its the same alcoholic lady that hangs out at the denkinger safeway she has money. Management caught her stealing. Cops came. She had $1800 in cash in her pocket. She has that bankroll because she saves by staying away from salons ;)

40 Sgt. Turdy September 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM

She wasn’t a liberal,pro military, anti gun, pro Obama,NRA member was she? That’d be pretty friggin nuts!

41 Jess September 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM

The person who called the cops (Clayton Resident #11) said she was carrying a bottle of wine and was so drunk she could barely stand up. She was obviously a danger to herself and possibly to others if she stumbled out into the street and got hit by a car or caused an accident. Of course calling the cops was the right thing to do.

42 anon September 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM

She is altering her appearance as she makes a quick get-away from her most recent crime?

43 Just sayin September 20, 2013 at 6:07 AM

prediction: this morning she will be wanting some hair of the dog

44 Laura September 20, 2013 at 6:40 AM

I saw her. She was laying on our property in grass. Called Concord pd but as time went on they didn’t show and she left up monument.

45 TJ September 20, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Keep an eye out this morning for a woman with a bad hangover and uneven bangs

46 Alcohol, the Politically Correct Drug September 20, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Why aint it ever pot smokers doing this crap, but drunk people. And why is it exactly marijuana is still illegal and alcohol is legal??? I would like to add up the crime, the expense, the death caused by alcohol and compare it to marijuana and take a look. I would bet you $20 if you asked any cop who is harder to deal with, who causes us more problems, outright crime, calls, drunk people or stoned people, you would get drunk people 10 out of 10 times. Marijuana will soon be legal in California if the trend continues, but it is not some boogie man. The real boogieman is alcohol. Hands down. In ever conceivable measurable way , it is worse than marijuana when consumed. So let’s legalize it already. It could be a new tax source, and also it would be nice to have marijuana bars as an alternative to listen to music than alcohol bars and clubs. . .

47 True September 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM

you peopel are nuts with some of the comits i read. If she was very drunk could fall and land on the sissors and hurt her self. what if she had a knif would all your remarks be so dumb? She devinetely needs some help. Wear is you love of other peopel??

48 bigdaddy September 20, 2013 at 8:21 AM

who cares??????

49 wow September 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I agree with Cracky, Id even go as far as to say depending on where one lives in Concord illegal activity is ignored by residents.

50 Leland Gaunt September 20, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Nice attempt to hijack the thread Pot Head! Why don’t you go stare at a flower for a few hours?

51 Random Task September 20, 2013 at 8:56 AM

oh well unless you have been here for many years you would not know of THE FUNKY LADY …..she has been seen in vehicles doing bizarre things as well as walking and riding a bike …walking a beagle and some say running around on all fours like a bear ……..just consider yourselves lucky if you get to see her ……….she always seems to pop up around Halloween …….

52 Mimi (original) September 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Don’t these poor people have enough problems without the cops being called on them for self-styling?? If I were drunk and on the streets I would want to be left alone unless I was an obvious danger to myself. Butt out people!

53 Horse'n Around September 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

What will probably happen is that she will be sent to Martinez on a 51/50. Get checked out by the doctors, and if she isn’t a threat to herself will just be released that night or the next day. You can’t hold someone there if she’s not a threat to herself or anyone else.

54 Howard K Mullins III September 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Not to long ago there was a woman who was crossing against the light on Clayton and Fry. I had to pass that intersection twice that day and both times she was there trying to get herself hit by a car.

I don’t know if this is the same woman but sounds like it could be.

Drugs kill. Alcohol is a legal drug. Legalize all recreational drugs and at least get the tax revenue, employ a bunch who are on welfare now to push the regulatory paper around and it may be a break even deal.

55 mamap September 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM

The sad part of all of this is that this woman need serious mental health help-which is sorely lacking. The best thing is to have her 51/50′d until she at least sobers up. You usually need a peace officer involved with a 51/50. She is a threat and a danger…it has nothing to do with your unfunny jokes about a haircut. Please, stop laughing and be a little kinder….always remember…there but for the grace of God go I.

56 Pure Vegan September 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I saw someone in a car driving while picking their nose. Should I have called the cops?

57 Alcohol, the Politically Correct Drug September 20, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I hijacked a thread about a drunk woman with scissors walking down the street? Well anyway, maybe the only mental illness she has or had was being drunk? Many people cannot drink. Period. Must not drink. People need to look at themselves and decide. I think walking down the street drunk cutting your hair is a clue you may have a drinking problem…

58 Craig September 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Being drunk in public is a crime. And if she has scissors, she could stab someone.

If she has mental health issues, it gets worse.

Call the cops. Common sense.

59 The Grant September 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Britney is in Concord?

60 Nom de Plume September 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

It’s very sad that so many see this as an opportunity to make jokes and wisecracks. This lady obviously needs help. I’m glad the police were called. Hopefully they took her somewhere that can help her. Also, as already said: it’s illegal to be drunk in public.

61 Stan Zbornak September 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Probably just got dumped…It’s what women do.

62 Rose Nyland September 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Would anyone ever think to ask if she needed help? No. not in this world.
She probably just came from Di Pietro Todd Salon, spent a fortune and got a bad haircut.

63 ms. litella September 20, 2013 at 1:45 PM

i was not drunk! i forgot to take my ocd meds and I get a little of balance, hence the cutting hair. and as for the clipping….so what?! sounds like this person, im guessing is a spoiled hysterical woman with too much time on her hands, is the one that needs some meds. omg find a real problem.

64 Al September 20, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Who carers people have way too much time on their hands. I’m envious.

65 Claire September 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

The police needed to be called. Regardless of her problem, she had scissors in her hands, and she could harm others.

66 Mister Wister September 20, 2013 at 4:03 PM

@#50,
Way to miss the point, ignoramus!

67 Cheryl September 20, 2013 at 5:24 PM

She does sound as if she needs help. As for Concord, we have our mix of everything here but there are many great people and many things to be proud of. What I like about in Concord is that people are just regular folks without a lot of ego! We have a lot of cultures who bring great restaurants and stores for one thing. I lived in Lafayette for 8 years and there are DEFINITELY issues there. I have never had a problem here in Concord but my car was broken into while living in Lafayette and a man on drugs tried to break down my front door in the middle of the night while I was there. He thought my place was his friend’s house. It was SO SCARY! I think people should understand that life would be really boring if we all lived in “safe and sterile” places, like Alamo or Danville! And there, that woman would be hauled away on a 5150 within seconds so she would not embarrass her family……

68 another nuts September 20, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I would leave this woman alone. She’s walking with scissors in her hand, and possibly drunk. She sound genuinely dangerous. I have seen a lot of people smoking cannabis in claycord, although I don’t partake; but they have not bothered; you have to wonder what if they also had scissors. But this woman sounds extremely dangerous. Now I wonder what will happen if I go to the store and buy scissors and walk out with them.

69 ms. litella September 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I WAS NOT DRUNK!
what’s really scary are people getting hysterical over someone carrying a pair of scissors. you may want to be alert to those carrying bananas, apples and lollipops. They too can be dangerous if you use your imagination. maybe this is a good time for some to have their hormones checked.

70 Leland Gaunt September 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Mister Wister- The doper’s (#46) whining to legalize marijuana is not relevant to this thread. I think you are the one who missed the point. Ignoramus! LOL

71 Mitch September 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

@ Leland Gaunt (70)

Ignore Mister Wister. Annoying pain in the rear.

72 ZUZU PETALS September 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Makes me want to pull my hair out!

73 Mister Wister September 21, 2013 at 12:12 AM

@#70,
Oh, there’s a relevancy, it’s just that you’re far too much of a simpleton to see it.

74 Leland Gaunt September 21, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Well point it out smart guy. What does #46′s whining bid for legalized marijuana and ridiculous nightclubs devoted to pot smoking & music have to do with a mentally ill drunken woman who staggers down the street cutting her own hair? I must be such a hopeless simpleton that I just don’t see the obvious connection. How, in Mister Wister’s world, would this be relevant? Please enlighten us!

75 Stella. September 21, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Now don’t do that.

76 Leland Gaunt September 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Mitch, Sorry. I know your advice is sound, but I am just too curious to see how the THC addled brain of Mister Wister will manage to apply his Rubic’s Cube, Pretzel logic to hammer the square peg explanation into the round hole of relevancy. It should be amusing.

77 my point Was September 21, 2013 at 4:44 AM

[ Leland Gaunt wrote September 21, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Well point it out smart guy. What does #46′s whining bid for legalized marijuana and ridiculous nightclubs devoted to pot smoking & music have to do with a mentally ill drunken woman who staggers down the street cutting her own hair? I must be such a hopeless simpleton that I just don’t see the obvious connection. How, in Mister Wister’s world, would this be relevant? Please enlighten us! ]
Number 46 wrote [ Why aint it ever pot smokers doing this crap, but drunk people. And why is it exactly marijuana is still illegal and alcohol is legal??? I would like to add up the crime, the expense, the death caused by alcohol and compare it to marijuana and take a look. I would bet you $20 if you asked any cop who is harder to deal with, who causes us more problems, outright crime, calls, drunk people or stoned people, you would get drunk people 10 out of 10 times. Marijuana will soon be legal in California if the trend continues, but it is not some boogie man. The real boogieman is alcohol. Hands down. In ever conceivable measurable way , it is worse than marijuana when consumed. So let’s legalize it already. It could be a new tax source, and also it would be nice to have marijuana bars as an alternative to listen to music than alcohol bars and clubs. . .]
So I added a few thoughts. The main point of my comment was the toll alcohol takes on our society, everyday. If Claycors focused on drunk people, they could have 50 articles a day on the effects of it, negative effects, just in one city, but who would want that? But it is there, everyday I see crap and I don’t even got top bars. But we love music. Last time we went to see an act there was a table of drunks behind us that were loud and nearly ruined it for us. So what is so ridiculous about a club where people smoke weed and there is music? Ridiculous ? How is that exactly any more ridiculous than bars devoted to alcohol and all that comes with it? I would love to hear music without the alcohol myself.. Some coffee shops have music. Some places you can hear music. But I Hate the smell of alcohol. Hate it. It is just opinion, some hate the smell of weed. I kind of don’t mind it. But I stand my my point, I have never seen a stoned person do much of anything Dumb. Drunk? I lost count when I was 5 years old. It may not be a big deal if you are also drunk or drinking. But stop, and go to a bar sometime. It is down right annoying imo. Drunks who think they are funny. They aint. Many can handle it, no problems, but I see people drink that should not drink all the time. And still drink, and people still sell the alcohol, and th3eir lives spin into hell. Really hard to watch sometimes.. In fact a friend of mine I just picked up drunk from lying in the street puking a couple months ago and then he tried to drive, it was 5 hours of stress and BS all night, I just don’t see weed causing any of that, ever.. Why not point that out. I wish more people smoked if they feel the need to get a buzz than drink. ok sorry so long, but this thread is ending anyway…..

78 Dr. Jellyfinger September 21, 2013 at 8:14 AM

So………… if she were stoned & mentally ill (rather than drunk) and walking down the street cutting her own hair that would be better! OK. Great point.

Pardon me for butting in, but mental illness should not be a subject for levity or the promotion of “illegal drugs”.

My own Mama was nuttier than a Snicker’s bar so I know all about it. I remember once when I was a lad, I told Pop I was hungry. Pop knew Mama would probably feed me soap or dog food & think it was normal so he hollered to Mama “The boy is hungry! Just give him some money for lunch”. Mama grabbed a frying pan, dropped a cup of lard into it along with $5 worth of quarters & a couple $1 bills. She fried it for about twenty minutes before Pop walked her away from the stove & put her in front of the TV.

But I’m sure if we’d got her stoned on pot that would have made everything muuuuch better.

79 PC drug September 21, 2013 at 9:03 AM

@ Dr. I can’t debate with you because you are reading things I did not write, or even mean to imply in my comments… Have a nice day.

80 Monument Blvd. September 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Wow. Endocannabinoids play a critical role as neurotransmitters. Small molecules in marijuana, including THC, modulate that interaction.

Alcohol destroys livers, brains and lives. Not one of you knows $hit about this subject, but, nonetheless, you feel COMPELLED to air your ignorance.

A little pot might to wonders for those compulsions, check with your doc.

81 Smoke responcibly September 21, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Maybe because they are basically the same thing in the beginning. Plants. But one is fresh plant, weed, and one is distilled or fermented plant matter, and basically made into poison, alcohol… It is not hard to see which one is poison and which one is not… No one ever died of marijuana poisoning. Ever recorded. Ever.. Quit drinking, smoke if you feel the need to get buzzed. Is advice that can literally save your life….

82 Leland Gaunt September 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

So it looks like the pot smokers have decided the answer to the problems of alcoholism & mental illness is to legalize more inebriating drugs?
That figures…….

BTW- How do you know that the crazy lady with the wine & scissors wasn’t high on marijuana too?

83 Angelica September 21, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I always thought that alcohol and drugs are both harmful. Why the debate on “which is worse?’

84 2cents September 21, 2013 at 10:16 PM

The arguments that are being made in regards to legalizing cannabis and demoralizing alcohol are separate subjects from the issues being stated about mental illness. Mental illness has nothing to do with legalizing cannabis or the ill side effects of those who abuse alcohol, but instead more about laws and our society. Due to social stigmas surrounding mental illness and substance abuse as well as the complexities of the human psyche, I will leave the subject on mental illnesses alone.

So with that said, I am only going to state that alcohol is literally a poison, a waste product that is excreted from yeast, and is the only drug that damages every organ in the body once consumed. It is also the third most addictive substance compared to all other drugs, above crack cocaine, and is also the most socially acceptable and easily accessible. As a result, the drug is often abused nor respected for that fact that it is a drug as usually it is set aside from being labeled as a drug merely because it is legal. We see advertisements for this drug on TV and billboards across from elementary schools. We see this drug being offered in convenience stores aka “liquor stores,” gas stations (hey better pick up a tall can for the ride home!), or even grocery stores where we buy our food. Because alcohol is legal we therefore see it as benign as why else would the federal government approve of such a thing. It is this logic that unfortunately gets some folks into trouble with this drug.

Does this mean that cannabis is any less of a drug? The answer is obviously not, it is also an addictive psychoactive substance that affects each individual different, just like any other drug, booze for example. I think the most important point in this entire ridiculous thread, is to remember that there was a concerned citizen calling her local police department about another human being who needed help. Whether they were high on cannabis or drunk, mentally unstable or not, is not the point. It is this level of care that we have for each other that really makes this life we all have to struggle in tolerable.

85 @#83 September 21, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Ask anon, she loves her weed. It is medicinal

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