This happened in the middle of the day and in the middle of the mall. Police say this fight included nail technicians, a taser, and ultimately jail bars.
Cell Phone video shows a bustling Friday Afternoon at Layton Hills Mall. Many people there were unaware of what police say happened here at a now dark and empty nail salon.
“I’ve been here for 19 years and to my knowledge here at Layton Police Department we've never had to assist a DOPL investigator who's been assaulted before,” said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton.
According to Layton Police, A Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing or DOPL investigator was writing a woman a citation for working at Fashion Days Nail Salon without a license. And then things spiraled out of control. Mall security was called and then Layton Police, the same.
“They stood up and one of the males got into a confrontation with an officer. That officer took him down to the ground and then a female jumped on the officer and tried to fight,” said Horton.
Police say Charlie Ngo, Calvin Ngo, Lien Ngo, Vo Ngo and Tuyen This Ngoc Than all started a riot. That’s legally defined as three or more people in a violent manner causing alarm to the public.
“He deployed his taser and he was able to gain control of the man. And then the other officer was able to gain control of the man on the ground and got him in handcuffs,” said Horton.
This happened Thursday afternoon. Friday, the store remained closed to the public. A sign on the front door apologizes for the inconvenience.
Layton Police say investigators have a legal right to come on private property to make sure the business is following all procedures and codes. Along with five people arrested, three people involved were injured.