Two elderly owners of a nail salon in Las Vegas, Nevada, were assaulted by clients who were accused of trying to pay with counterfeit cash.
The incident took place at gLee Nail Lounge in Boulder Highway and Harmon Avenue on Sept. 17, according to 13 Action News.
After discovering the money they received was counterfeit, the owners, 68-year-old Leesa Fujita and 76-year-old George Fujita, confronted the female client.
“I discovered the $20 bill was a fake. So we took it back to the customer where they were sitting. They denied everything,” the husband told Fox 5.
The owners of the salon then asked the customers for another form of payment, but the two refused and the two elderly business owners called the police.
However, the woman and her male companion tried to run away from the shop without paying. Fujita tried to stop them, but he was thrown by the woman into a nearby table and was injured.
Leesa Fujita then tried to stop the female accomplice.
In the security footage shared by the owners on Thursday, the woman can be seen punching Fujita in the head. Her male companion also stomped on her face before the two left the salon.
George, a diabetic, suffered a cut on his arm while his wife was put in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and treated for brain bleeding. The elderly couple is reportedly back home recovering from their injuries.
“Seeing your parents on the ground is a horrific thing ever to see,” Dino Awang, the owners’ daughter, told 13 Action News.
“[I’m] disgusted [to see] how it happened. Like why did they do that to my parents?” Awang said.
Authorities are now treating the case as a felony robbery, but more charges could follow as the two customers are being identified in the surveillance footage.
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