Angry Customer Attacks Workers At Bridgeton Nail Shop - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Angry Customer Attacks Workers At Bridgeton Nail Shop

Posted: Updated:
Police identified the woman as 29-year old Hakera Cochran. They say she picked up a bottle of nail polish remover and squirted two employees in the face. Police identified the woman as 29-year old Hakera Cochran. They say she picked up a bottle of nail polish remover and squirted two employees in the face.

Two workers at Mei Holiday Nails in Bridgeton had blurry vision after the owner said a woman angry about a broken nail went on the attack.

"They were like red. He could not see anything for a couple of minutes," said Bella Chen. Police identified the woman as 29-year old Hakera Cochran. They say she picked up a bottle of nail polish remover and squirted two employees in the face. It happened Friday when the salon owner said Cochran returned after she'd gotten a manicure and pedicure that morning.

"After two hours she came back and she said her nail was broken. But it's a fake nail not a real nail. If you hit something it will break," said Chen. Employees said they don't know why Cochran was so angry when they offered to fix the nail free of charge.

"My boyfriend tried to fix it for her and he said if you be nice. Everybody was nice to her because she's a customer. We don't want to make any argument with the customer. But she just kept yelling to him and was really angry," Chen.

Days later you could see where the acetone splashed on a chair where one of the workers was attacked. It ate away at the fabric and color. The bottle even says it's harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Chen said other customers ran and hid while she called police. An employee locked the door so the woman couldn't leave.

"It's probably one of the most off beat crimes that we've had. We've never had an incident happen like this in Bridgeton and we cover pretty much the whole gammit," said Lieutenant Michael Speranza with Bridgeton Police.

Chen says the crew is back at work but not without fear.

"I'm so scared because this never happened before," said Chen.

The victims were treated at the scene. One later went to the hospital but is okay.

Cochran was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. She was released on her own recognizance and has a court date coming up.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital

    1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:08:11 GMT
    We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where one person is dead and multiple people are injured from a shooting at a Wellness Center.
    We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where one person is dead and multiple people are injured from a shooting at a Wellness Center.
  • Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:45:20 GMT
    Surveillance Footage: Camden County Police DepartmentSurveillance Footage: Camden County Police Department

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

  • CLOUDS TO SUN THURSDAY

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:31 GMT

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. 

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs remain in the mid 80s. We stay dry Friday with lower humidity and sunny skies. We warm back up near 90 for the weekend with unsettled weather returning by late Saturday.

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Friday: H-86 L-65

    This Weekend

    Saturday: H-88 L-64

    Sunday: H-91 L-73

Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices