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DA’s office drops charges against woman who refused to pay at salon

August 31, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese
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The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday dropped assault charges against a woman who protested and refused to pay when workers at an East Flatbush nail salon botched her eyebrow wax job, sparking a racially tinged brawl there.

After hearing arguments from Assistant District Attorney Andrea Orlando, Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Adam Perlmutter agreed to dismiss misdemeanor assault charges against Christina Thomas. In the brawl, two workers at 888 Happy Red Apple Nails bashed customers with broomsticks, video taken at the salon revealed.

Later, protesters, most of them African-Americans, surrounded the store, waving signs saying “Black $$$ Matters” and chanting “Shut Them Down,” the New York Post reported. Salon worker Huiyue Zheng has been charged with assault and weapon possession, and her case continues, according to the Post.


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