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Police: Fugitive in Vegas manicurist death found in Arizona

Krystal Whipple,
Krystal Whipple, suspected of fatally running over a nail salon worker on Dec.29, 2018 was located and arrested in Glendale, Ariz. (Courtesy: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Twitter)

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Police say a 21-year-old woman sought for almost two weeks after allegedly skipping out on a $35 manicure and using a stolen car to run over and kill a manicurist in Las Vegas has been arrested in Arizona.

Las Vegas police say Krystal Whipple was arrested Friday in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale by a team of fugitive hunters involving Phoenix-area police, county investigators and FBI agents.

Whipple was identified as the customer-turned-assailant seen on video leaving a nail salon Dec. 29 and driving a black sedan that allegedly ran over 51-year-old Ngoc Q. Nguyen.

Police say Whipple tried to pay with a fraudulent credit card and told Nguyen that she was going to her car to get cash before killing her as she drove away.



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