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Woman charged with possession of a weapon for using nail polish remover during fight

By Mason White 10:00 AM March 21, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) Nail polish was classified as a weapon after a woman used it in a fight against a salon worker.

29-year-old Hakera Cochran, had her nails done, paid for the job and left the nail salon.

However, later, one of her nails broke. Cochran became angry with the poor job, so she returned to the MEI Holiday Nails Salon in New Jersey, to voice her displeasure with their work.

Cochran began yelling at salon employees. They tried to speak with her and to calm her down, but were unsuccessful, according to police.

During her rant, Cochran allegedly grabbed a bottle of nail polish remover and sprayed the liquid onto the face of two employees.

The nail polish remover hit the eyes and mouths of the workers, according to a criminal complaint. The victims were treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel for exposure to a “deadly weapon.”

The bottle contained the flammable ingredient of acetone, which removes paint. Cochran, who lives in Bridgeton, was arrested for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.