Beauty store employee knocked out
August 10, 2013 11:36 PM | 1526 views | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA —Fehintola Kalejaiye of Powder Springs was arrested Monday after police say she pushed an employee of the Pro Beauty Mart in the parking lot at 3753 Austell Road, north of the East-West Connector.

Kalejaiye was shopping for a wig that evening when she was told by the employee, Eun Kyung Yi, that there was a 99 cent charge for a wig cap the store requires customers to wear.

Kalejaiye said she only wanted to pay for the merchandise she selected and not the extra item.

After paying the full amount, including the 99 cent charge, Kalejaiye left the store, leaving the wig cap behind, according to the warrant.

Kalejaiye went to her car, but returned to the Pro Beauty Mart to retrieve the wig cap, which Yi had since thrown in the trash.

Kalejaiye refused the used cap and said she wanted a new one. She then grabbed a different cosmetic item that had the same 99 cent price and left the store.

Yi followed Kalejaiye to her vehicle to take her photograph with her cellphone.

Kalejaiye pushed Yi to the ground. Yi hit her head on the pavement and was knocked unconscious, according the warrant

Yi was revived by fire department personnel and taken to the hospital by a co-worker.

“The victim had an abrasion to her right elbow, a knot on the back of her head, and was complaining of chest pain,” the warrant stated.

Kalejaiye was charged with a misdemeanor count of battery, given a $1,000 bond and released Tuesday afternoon.

— Rachel Miller

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August 12, 2013
Unfortunately this sounds like it was a clash of two cultures. One of violence and another of being so cheap that 99 cents becomes a big deal. The clerk should have given the customer another cap after tossing the first one in the garbage. Period. End of escalation. And, of course, the customer should not have pushed the employee.
phat tony
August 12, 2013
go figure....
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