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Salon Owner Killed Trying To Stop Thief Who Owed $35.
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Guilty Bastard
2019-01-03 14:45:34 UTC
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The nail salon owner's work was her life, so when a customer tried to
flee without paying for her $35 manicure, Nhu "Annie" Ngoc Quynh Nguyen
tried to fight back.

Now, authorities in Las Vegas are investigating Nguyen's death.

Nguyen, 51, a Vietnamese refugee who raised her daughters in the United
States, was killed Dec. 29 outside her nail salon near the Las Vegas
Strip when she tried to stop the fleeing customer, Metropolitan Police said.

The customer, a woman who has not yet been identified and remains at
large, hit Nguyen with a stolen rental car and drove away, authorities said.

Nguyen died of blunt force injuries, the Clark County coroner's office
told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Her death was ruled a homicide.

The incident unfolded Saturday afternoon, after the suspect sat for a
$35 manicure at Nguyen's salon, Crystal Nails and Spa. Nguyen co-managed
the business with her longtime partner, Sonny Chung.

The female customer tried to pay with a credit card, Chung told the
Review-Journal, but the card was declined multiple times.

The woman told Nguyen she would retrieve money from her car, Chung said.
The couple followed the woman outside, approached the car and tried to
get the driver's attention.

"My wife ran out and tried to stop her, and then [the customer] rolled
forward," Chung told the Review-Journal.

Police said the driver hit Nguyen and dragged her before fleeing the
store parking lot. Witnesses told Fox 5 Vegas the altercation was over
within seconds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/01/02/woman-got-manicure-then-fled-without-paying-salon-owner-died-trying-stop-her/
Guilty Bastard
2019-01-04 22:29:28 UTC
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Video of hit and run

Topic Cop
2019-01-06 01:43:41 UTC
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Post by Guilty Bastard
Video of hit and run http://youtu.be/x19jKi3it_0
What will the charges be?

Manslaughter? Hit and run? Theft of services?
David Carson
2019-01-06 02:58:03 UTC
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Post by Topic Cop
Post by Guilty Bastard
Video of hit and run http://youtu.be/x19jKi3it_0
What will the charges be?
Manslaughter? Hit and run? Theft of services?
https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/las-vegas-police-step-up-search-for-suspect-in-nail-salon-death-1566383/

"[Krystal] Whipple is wanted on felony charges of murder, robbery and
burglary, court records show."

I would agree with murder. To me, the video looks like she doesn't just
inadvertendly run over the victim while trying to get away, she
deliberately runs over her _so that she can_ get away.

On top of that, the car she used to run over the victim was stolen.

Let's hope she won't be getting any more manicures for the next 20 to 40
years.

David Carson
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