Vietnamese Nail Salon Trashed, Owners Attacked in Houston, Police Investigate

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a very brief statement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman was caught on surveillance camera trashing a Vietnamese-owned nail salon in Houston after she was politely asked to wait as the staff tended to a customer before her.

The incident happened on May 16 at around 1:30 p.m. at Top Cindy Nails on Veterans Memorial Drive.


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A user has submitted a story where a black woman enters a nail salon (Top Cindy Nails on a street named Veterans Memorial) in Houston, Texas, requesting service for a manicure and pedicure. The parents/owners of the business told the woman to politely wait while they finish working with another customer. The woman became impatient and began complaining that it was taking too long. She began to knock over display items on the counter in the store. The owners quickly intervened and dragged her out before she continued destroying more property. The woman is seen attacking and hitting the man. Two other bystanders in the area nearby saw the incident and stepped in to assist and intervene. The owners of the business also stated that the woman also threw something (possibly a drink) towards the dad’s car before driving off. The woman that intervened and stepped in mentioned to the parents that the suspect followed her home and attacked her with a baseball bat. . . A police report has been filed. We will update this story as more news and information comes in. Please DM or email us with any information on the suspect. . . . . . . #crime #nail #nailsalon #houston #nails #texas #business #vietnam #vietnamese #america #usa #unitedstates

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The unidentified woman reportedly became impatient and started complaining. She then began knocking over the display items. The family owners immediately stopped the woman and dragged her out of the salon. However, she also attacked the man as seen in the surveillance video.

Two bystanders saw the scuffle and intervened. Before the woman took off, she allegedly threw something at the man’s car, which they presumed to be a drink.

The post from Instagram account Jackfroot claims the woman who helped the salon owners said the suspect followed her home and attacked her with a baseball bat.

The incident has now been reported to the police.

NextShark has reached out to the owners of Top Cindy Nails and the Houston Police Department.

“All three parties declined to press charges on the matter,” Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office told NextShark.

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