Dori: Is it time to cut-and-run for Seattle barber?

Matthew Humphrey never thought of himself as the cut-and-run type.

But now, the owner of Steele Barber on North Seattle’s Ballard Avenue, with a second location in the city’s Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood, says repeat vandals and burglars with no relief from city officials “is pushing me closer to my limit.”

Just two weeks ago, Humphrey was on The Dori Monson Show speaking out on behalf of Ballard business owners who have been targeted by “drug-addicted, mentally ill campers.” His own Ballard business has been hit at least four times in the past few months; 17 other businesses within a couple block radius of him have been broken into as well.

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