LAYTON — Four people were arrested after a brawl with police in a nail salon at Layton Hills Mall on Thursday afternoon.
Just minutes later, the officers who had been involved in the tussle were called to reports of a retail theft at Zumiez, also in the mall. The suspect had taken a longboard and ran across the mall’s parking lot with it, said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton. Officers caught up with him at about 1400 North Hill Field Road and arrested him.
The fight at Passion Day Salon & Nails started when a pair of investigators from the Utah Department of Professional Licensing visited to see whether employees there were doing nails without licenses, Horton said.
Two men and a woman at the store wouldn’t let the officer in, and soon mall security officers and Layton police were called. Meanwhile, another man claiming to be a salon owner arrived on scene.
The situation devolved into a brawl, and a Layton Police Officer fired his taser twice before it was all over. In the end, Tuyen This Ngoc Than, 44, was cited for practicing without a license, but she got away during the brawl and wasn’t arrested.
Police took into custody Charlie Ngo, 55, Calvin Kiet Ngo, 47, Vo Hoan Ngo, 41, and Lien Ngo, 39.
In the theft, Stephen Bradley Souza, 31, was arrested and booked on suspicion of third-degree felony theft and failure to stop at the command of police. He has convictions for prior offenses, Horton said.