Cops: New Jersey Customer Attacked Salon Workers Over Broken Nail
Meet Hakera Cochran.
After getting her nails done last Friday, the 29-year-old New Jerseyan allegedly became incensed when one nail broke, so she returned to MEI Holiday Nails to register her displeasure.
According to police, Cochran began shouting at salon employees, who unsuccessfully sought to placate the irate customer (who is pictured at right).
During her tirade, Cochran allegedly grabbed a bottle of nail polish remover and squirted the liquid into the eyes and mouths of two workers, according to a criminal complaint.
The victims were later treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel for exposure to a “deadly weapon,” specifically “a spray bottle filled with an acetone that removes paint.”
Cochran, who lives in Bridgeton, the city where the salon is located, was subsequently arrested for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
After being booked on those counts, Cochran was released on her own recognizance, according to a Municipal Court official.