A New York City police officer who stopped an armed holdup in a salon where she was getting her hair done has been promoted to rank of detective.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg promoted Feris Jones at City Hall on Tuesday.
Jones was off duty on Saturday, getting her hair done at Sabine's Hallway Beauty Salon in Brooklyn, when the would-be robber entered.
The suspect burst in, brandishing a .44-caliber revolver. He demanded the four women in the salon to give him their valuables.
Police say Jones identified herself as a police officer and the suspect opened fire. She fired back, shooting the gun out of his hand and the handle off the door.
He fled but police later followed the trail of blood and arrested him.