Chanda Davina Warren, 21, has a novel criminal charge. Police say that she was running a beauty shop out of her apartment when she demanded payment for a hair styling half way through the haircut to pay her bills. When the customer refused, she allegedly grabbed her hair and held scissors to it to demand payment forthwith.
A witness said that she tried to pull Warren away but that Warren then grabbed the customer’s car keys to keep her in the apartment.
She has now been charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
Criminal false imprisonment is not ordinarily the result of such temporary interference with a person’s ability to exit property. Such claims are far more common under tort or civil false imprisonment. One of the most common forms of false imprisonment in tort law is the confinement or holding of customers accused of shoplifting. Such interference can amount to false imprisonment if the store is unreasonable in the time, place, and manner of the confinement.
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