Obama barber making housecalls

November 12, 2008 7:19:42 AM PST
Being president-elect has its perks -- like a barber who makes house calls.

President-elect Obama has been a customer of Chicago's Hyde Park Hair Salon & Barber Shop for years.

Recently, crowds have been gathering outside the barber shop when Obama stops by for a trim.

But now that he's been elected president, security is a concern.

The shop has a large glass window in the front.

Yesterday, Obama's motorcade swung by a friend's apartment in the neighborhood so the president-elect could get a haircut.

The barber came to him.