Texas woman allegedly shoots nail salon owner after fight over mani-pedi prices

Source: MEGA

Jun. 8 2021, Published 9:13 p.m. ET

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A Texas woman who went to a nail salon for a little pampering has landed behind bars after she allegedly shot the owner because she wasn’t happy with the cost of her mani-pedi.

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On May 29, Joana Vara, 20, headed to Katy Nails in Houston with her sister,Quetzali Vara,and each got a manicure and pedicure.

While at the business, the women allegedly started arguing with the owner because they were “unhappy with the price of the services,” the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

Joana Vara paid and left the store, but her sister stayed behind and continued arguing, KHOU reported, citing deputies.

When Joana Vara returned, the 42-year-old owner attempted to push her back out the door, according to authorities.

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Joana Vara allegedly shot the owner and she and her sister fled the scene in a burnt-orange Ford Fusion. The shooting suspect reportedly left her phone at the scene.

The victim was airlifted to Houston’s Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center and is in critical but stable condition.

Online records show Joana Vara was booked into the Harris County Jail on June 3 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $60,000.

Her sister was arrested for evading during a traffic stop but not in connection with the nail salon shooting, according to KHOU.


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