Homeless Florida man whose beard was shaved by officer gets job


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida homeless man got hired after he was videotaped getting a shave from a police officer before his job interview.

The Tallahassee police tweeted McDonald's hired the man they have identified only as Phil and he started work on Friday.

Video of Tallahassee Officer Tony Carlson shaving Phil's unkempt beard went viral last week.

Phil had told Carlson he was applying for a job at a nearby McDonald's, but needed help shaving off his beard. A passer-by recorded the men using an electric razor to remove it in a convenience store parking lot.

#MustSee #MorePureAwesomeness We thought the picture was awesome, well here’s THE VIDEO of Officer Carlson helping one of our citizens. #TPD #Tallahassee THE STORY AS TOLD BY THE CITIZEN SUBMITTING THE INFORMATION: “My daughter just sent me this picture and called to tell me the story, I had to share....she went to the gas station and saw this officer shaving a homeless man's beard. A minute later the officer went into the store and Hannah walked in after him and saw him cleaning himself up because he was hot and sweaty. She offered to buy him a drink and got talking. Apparently the officer was at McDonald's next door and this gentleman went in looking for a job. He was told they wouldn't hire him unless he shaved his beard. So the officer went and got some clippers and shaved the man's beard so he could go back and get a job! I am so proud to live in a community where our deputies and officers are such wonderful people. Good job Tallahassee Police Department!!! ❤”

Posted by City of Tallahassee Police Department on Sunday, July 22, 2018