• 'I had no idea if I was going to be raped': Video shows men attacking salon worker

    By: Matt Johnson

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    ATLANTA - Scary video shows a violent attack on a hair salon employee in northeast Atlanta. 

    The woman, who is an eyelash technician, was attacked and robbed as she was leaving the salon on Cheshire Bridge Road around 1 a.m. Friday.

    Channel 2's Matt Johnson spoke to the woman, who was on the phone with her boss when the attack happened. 

    She said she feared the worst when two people began to drag her into the darkness.

    "I didn't know exactly what was going to happen," she said. "It did look like I could walk to my car and get in it with no problem, but it's not always safe."

    Video shows two men in hoodies coming from the side of the Joli Cheveux salon. 

    The salon owner was watching what was happening and immediately called 911.

    “While I’m talking to her on the phone, I can see it on the Ring camera live,” Shauniece Wallace said.

    “Niecy, I’m getting robbed. Niecy, I’m getting robbed,” the victim could be heard saying on the Ring video.


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    “I was still standing at this point, but I was being dragged, so I was fighting back at the same time,” the victim said. “I just remember them beating me in my head and trying to push me down.”

    She said she said a prayer before the thieves took her phone and a bag and ran away.

    “Please make sure my daughter is protected if something is to happen to me right now,” she said.

    Wallace said the attack happened on a rare night when a stylist closed alone.

    “One of us will stay so that we're walking out together,” Wallace said of the normal procedure.

    As for the victim, she has new business hours while police look for her attackers.

    “I’m not serving anyone late anymore. It’s just something I can’t do,” she said. "I had no idea if I was going to be raped. I had no idea if I was going to be killed."

    Johnson asked Atlanta police if they are investigating the client who was last there and they said the investigation into all possible suspects is ongoing.

    If you recognize anything about the men in the video, you're urged to call Atlanta police.

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