2 women charged in Xenia nail salon attack that stemmed from complaint over service

XENIA — UPDATE @ 5:08 p.m.:

Numerous tips lead police to identify two women as suspects in the attack as Nail Ace on Tuesday.

Misdemeanor assault charges were filed against Gabrielle Mayo, of South Euclid, and Dazaria Mathews, of Chicago.


An argument over how someone’s nails were done at a Xenia salon turned into an attack recorded on camera and shared on social media, according to records obtained by News Center 7.

Xenia police responded Nail Ace in the Xenia Towne Square around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday to investigate an assault, an incident report shows.

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The incident started about 20 minutes before the fight, when a customer called 911 to say she was not happy with the nails she just had done and wasn’t going to pay for them.

“I told him he needed to shave them down, now he wants to start on his new client,” the woman told 911 dispatchers. “You don’t wanna fix my nails, I’m not going to pay.”

The owner of the business also called 911 after he said the customer started yelling and causing issues inside the nail salon.

“She got her nails done and doesn’t want to pay,” the owner said. “She wants to get in a fight with everybody in here.”

The owner said police responded and the woman agreed to pay half her bill.

“So everything is taken care of and she left,” said Hoa Thai, owner of Nail Ace. “I don’t know what happened – 5-10 minutes later three girls showing up with a driver. So when the three girls showed up, they started to say something and get into an argument with my sister.”

Another 911 caller described what happened next.

“There’s three girls who just walked up in here and they’re fighting this other customer,” another person who called 911 said. “Somebody has a video of the whole altercation.”

The video was posted on Facebook by the woman, who is identified in the police report as the victim.

The video shows the group of women at a nail station on the right side of the video and then suddenly the fight breaks out.

“I guess she called a bunch of people and four people drove up, but only three of them came out,” the 911 caller said. “She was punched in the face I guess...they kind of ripped her hair out too.”

The profanity-laced video shows the group of women run out of the business and then get into a maroon Chevrolet Impala and drive away from the salon.

“I just feel so depressed and frustrated because this is a business you know. I’m trying to make a living and they come and try to do a thing like that,” Thai said.

Anyone with information on who the women seen in the video are is asked to contact Xenia police.