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Franklin barbershop opens back up after being vandalized

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 19:15:03-05

FRANKLIN, La. — On Wednesday morning, upon arriving to their barbershop to open for business as usual, Coti Lanclos and his co-worker, Alfredo Soprano, were shocked to find that their business had been vandalized over night.

"Seeing the place that we come to, to provide for our families, just destroyed...I don't even know what to say," says Alfredo Soprano, master barber at Coti's Barbershop. "I have all kinds of emotions, but mainly heart break."

The day was spent cleaning up the shop trying to piece together who could have done something like this, and why.

"Honestly it looked like a hurricane came through here," Soprano tells us. "All of the windows were busted, all the mirrors were ripped out, all of the glass. They just destroyed everything."

Although the damage was extensive, Lanclos and Soprano were able to open back up to the community Thursday because of the tremendous support and help from the community.

Lanclos tells us that community members offered up donations of money, items that were damaged or stolen and their overall support and encouragement.

"With the help and support of the good people...we're going to make it," says Lanclos.
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