A woman who allegedly hit a clerk at a beauty store in a dispute over merchandise has been arrested.
Mellissa Taynay Roper, who lists a Brooklyn, N.Y., address, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail Tuesday on a battery charge, records show.
Surveillance video from the Venus Beauty Supply in Duluth showed a woman throwing a couple of punches at a clerk when she left the store last month, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Here’s the argument that workers say led up to punches being thrown at a local beauty supply store. The charges the customer now faces is live next on Channel 2. pic.twitter.com/JHbEAZnK2r— Tony Thomas (@TonyThomasWSB) December 29, 2017
Roper allegedly was upset over the price of a hair weave, and earlier had thrown the merchandise at an employee — who threw it right back at her, as the video showed.
When Duluth police watched the video, they saw a phone drop to the ground. They said they identified Roper from the phone, though she was at large until Tuesday.
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