When Lin called police, the salon workers tried to keep the customers inside the salon.
"She said she didn't like it and doesn't want to pay for nothing", Lin told WNBC/Channel 4.
The crazed worker then starts beating the customer with a broomstick as she tries to calm the situation. After one of the victims managed to escape, one of the broom-holders attacks another woman.
Huiyue Zheng, 32, was charged with assault and weapon possession, reported the NY Post. She was also released on her own recognizance. And protesters had picketed outside the nail salon, accusing the Asian-owned business of disrespecting residents of the predominantly black neighborhood.
A spokesperson for the Brooklyn district attorney's office says they are in the process of examining all of the evidence, including videos that were not available at the time of the arraignments. After the group refused the $5 fee for the service, employees blocked the entrance and held down one of the women. Christina Moses, 21, was also arrested on charges of assault causing physical injury, menacing and harassment.
According to the nail association, an employee told them Thomas refused to pay for any of the other services she received, telling CBS2 that altercation could have easily been avoided.
"You couldn't pay me to come back here", said resident Crystal Harper.
Community members are calling for a Brooklyn nail salon to close its doors for good after a brawl there Friday was caught on video.
According to the New York Daily News, police are also looking to arrest a second employee who allegedly threw liquid on the customers.
There is a man holding one of the women as the workers attack at the New Red Apple Nails on Norstrand Avenue in East Flatbush.
The Washington Post reports the incident has intensified racial tensions. "Anytime a store doesn't respect us, we're going to shut it down".