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Driver Drags Woman to Death Over $35 Manicure

Nhu Nguyen, 53, was reportedly struck and killed as a woman drove off without paying
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2018 3:00 PM CST
Master Card and Visa logos on credit cards are shown in Zelienople, Pa.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

(Newser) – A Las Vegas nail salon owner was reportedly dragged to death by a driver whose credit card had just been declined for a $35 manicure. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 53-year-old Nhu Nguyen was working at Crystal Nails & Spa on Saturday when the suspect's card failed to work. Sonny Chung, who told the paper he lived and worked with Nguyen, said he and the grandmother of two pursued the suspect into the parking lot before she got behind the wheel of a late model Chevrolet Camaro.

A witness told KVVU that Chung ran to the back of the car while Nguyen ran to the front. That's when the suspect sped off, causing Nguyen to suffer blunt force trauma. She was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities say they've since found the vehicle, a rental that had previously been reported as stolen. The suspect remained at large as of late Monday. (Over the summer, Reddit stepped in to help find the suspect in a fatal Washington hit-and-run.)

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