Adam Glass, 33, never to see 34, went to get his hair cut this past weekend. The barber didn’t finish the job. It wasn’t his fault. Glass was gunned down by two shooters, his quest for sartorial splendor will be left to the mortuary. The shooters escaped. According to the San Antonio Express News, it was just one of those things.
It’s not like this type of thing has happened before. Set the dial on the wayback machine to 1957.
Despite eleven witnesses in and around the scene, the cops never solved the shooting of Albert Anastasia. There is a certain symmetry in play. Anastasia was known as “The Lord High Executioner.” He was never convicted of any of the murders that police suspected he committed or ordered. (There was one death sentence back in 1921. However, none of the witnesses against him were available to testify when it came time to retry him. He was released.)
Back to present day. Why was Glass targeted? The Express News doesn’t know. Let’s take the long way around, what is it about Adam Glass?
Would it be safe to assume that he was not a Clint Eastwood fan? Maybe he just missed watching “High Plains Drifter”.
According to what passes for a police Chief in San Antonio, Glass was targeted to be hit. Even if Glass wasn’t a fan of Clint Eastwood, I guess the hitters could be, that would explain the barber shop. There is another possibility. Glass is or was as the case may be a convicted felon. He was recently released from Federal Prison. He took up residence in a half-way house. Kinda hard to hit a guy there.
Seems in a prior life, Glass was a violent felon. He did time in TDC before he was twenty years old. once out he got jugged again for being part of a street gang. He entered the Federal system after ATF found guns in his residence. He didn’t buy them, his girlfriend did. His fingerprints were on the guns because he had to move them while he was doing housework. Back in the jug he went.
He had turned his life around and was an aspiring rapper. He should have known better. Those rap music critics are brutal. Here is a partial list of rappers who were helped along to that great studio in the sky, according to Wikipedia (the lazy man’s reference).