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Vandals target hair salons in Mission Hills

Posted at 3:47 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 21:17:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Three businesses were destroyed last weekend by an act of hate in Mission Hills.

It happened at the 'Capello' and 'Beautiful You' salons Saturday morning. Leather chairs were slashed and destroyed. Appliances and flooring were completely flooded after the culprit left the sinks running all night.

"They slashed all of the chairs, styling chairs, shampoo chairs, there was detergent everywhere, shampoo everywhere," said 'Beautiful You' manager, Shanell Cedeno.

Even an architecture studio one floor down took a hit from the water that went seeping through the salon's ceiling, damaging blueprints and computers.

Management thinks the culprit is a former employee of the salon.

"Clearly it has to be someone who has a key," said Cedeno. "It's targeted and it was a hateful act someone who clearly dislikes what we're doing here."

The damage is estimated at tens of thousands of dollars.

"Karma will definitely take its place first before they find them, I'm sure," said Cedeno. "If it's not happening already, it's coming for them."

An investigation is underway. Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police.