Nail salon employees were pepper sprayed in the face after they chased after customers who darted out of their business without paying, Concord police said.
The incident happened just after 8 p.m. Thursday at Ruby's Nail Spa. Owner Thao Phao said four people had elaborate manicures, with each nail having a design or diamond sparkles. A man with the group got a pedicure.
Phao said the group owed about $200, but ran off. When she and her co-workers chased after the group they were pepper sprayed, Phao said.
Police are now searching for the group.
No other information was immediately available.