Video shows Brooklyn nail salon workers attacking customer

Posted August 08, 2018

According to the nail association, an employee told them Thomas refused to pay for any of the other services she received, telling CBS2 that altercation could have easily been avoided.

The first woman, who was able to escape, is her friend, and a third woman also being threatened with the broom was the unsatisfied customer's grandmother.

Witness Mercy Maduka, who posted a widely-shared video of the incident on Facebook, said the fight was sparked by a bad eyebrow job: "So I'm at the nail salon and they fucked up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", she wrote, saying the employees hit the customers "like animals". Protesters said they hope the salon will be shut down. A phone call placed to the salon went unanswered today, and it's unclear if it is open. According to the New York Post, Huiyue Zheng was charged with assault and weapon possession. Both she and the salon's owners agree that she wasn't happy with how the eyebrow wax turned out.

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Thomas faces charges of misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor menacing and harassment, police said. The video has so far been viewed more than 720,000 times.

Protesters in East Flatbush sought signatures for a petition Tuesday calling for the closure of a nail salon after a fight there between customers and employees.

In video posted online, you can see employees using broomsticks to beat a woman and chase her out of the store.

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The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says prosecutors are examining more evidence and may alter the charges. Thomas declined medical attention, the station reported. On Monday, people gathered to protest the salon and demanded it be shut down.

Meanwhile, the Facebook page for New Red Apple Nail salon has been flooded with negative reviews and backlash over the incident.

Police say one protestor hit an officer's back after throwing a bottle, according to Pix11. The salon closed for the remainder of the day.

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Meanwhile, surveillance video obtained by the New York Daily News showed an employee walking up to two women with two fellow staffers standing behind him - both of them holding brooms.