Police Looking For Man Accused Of Assaulting Del City Beauty Supply Store Manager

Tuesday, April 27th 2021, 4:07 pm
By: Ashley Holden

DEL CITY, Okla. -

Del City police are looking for the man accused of assaulting the manager of a beauty supply store.

The incident and the moments before were all caught on security camera.

This started around 7 p.m. Monday when Nicole, the manager at the store near Southeast 44th and Bryant Avenue, noticed a man who was not supposed to be there.

"Numerous times he's stolen and attempted to be violent," said Nicole's husband Tim.

Because of that, his picture is hung at the front of the store.

"I told him to leave, and he said, ‘I just want to buy some earrings,’" said Nicole.

Multiple times Nicole asked the man to leave, but eventually he picked up a whole case of jewelry.

"I just told him you cannot do this, just leave the case and go," said Nicole.

That's when the manger grabbed the case and tried to get it back. The video appears to show the man throw it at her before leaving.

In the video you can see Nicole's co-workers try to help their manager.

"For him to act like that that was just insane," said Nicole's co-worker Shavonda Franklin.

Tim told News 9 he found out when his wife used Facetime to call him.

"I got on and she was bleeding pretty profusely down her face," said Tim.

Tim rushed to the store to help his wife. Nicole stayed to file a police report before heading to the hospital. She ended up having to get stiches.

Tim said before this his wife was already scared leaving their house.

"My wife is Asian-American, and she reads the articles on a daily basis about the violence that's been happening around the country and she's scared to death even to go to work," said Tim.

Now he's hoping people can help track down the man who did this, so they can both feel a little safer.

"He's got to be locked up or something he's dangerous for everyone," said Nicole.

Del City police said the report on this case is not finished. The couple said they know the man's name. News 9 reached back out to police to confirm the name of the suspect but have not heard back.