An Indiana woman was recently arrested after she allegedly left a local nail salon without paying and used her car to drag an employee who confronted her.
The Times of Northwest Indiana reported that mental health therapist Charley Fowler, 28, had gone to Diamond Nails & Spa in Valparaiso on Saturday. She reportedly expressed dissatisfaction with the job done on her nails and refused their offer to have it redone.
Fowler is accused of walking out on her $30 tab as employees called police, and was attempting to drive away from the salon when officers arrived. She told police that she intended to wait for them but began to back out of her space when workers banged on her windows. However, Fox News reported that police originally said she began moving her vehicle before employees approached her.
The Times reported that surveillance cameras caught Fowler traveling across the parking lot and stopping at a nearby restaurant. Cameras reportedly also caught her BMW dragging a male employee who had chased her vehicle.
WCMH identified the male nail salon employee as Phihung Nguyen and reported that he was dragged approximately 40 feet. Nguyen complained of shin and hand pain but officers said they didn’t see any visible injuries, according to the news station.
“The people in the business had no right to try to keep her there physically and the police had no right. To arrest her over a civil matter,” Fowler’s attorney, Robert Harper, told Fox News.
Fowler told The Times that she hopes the case is dismissed.
“It’s pending allegations,” she said Monday.
[Featured image: Charley Fowler/Porter County Sheriff’s Office]