Updated: 01/11/2019 4:00PM
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department in Las Vegas announced on Friday, January 11th, 2019 that Krystal Whipple, a woman accused of running over Nhu “Annie” Nguyen in a parking lot, has been arrested.
Whipple allegedly ran over Nguyen, who owned a nail salon that Whipple frequented, on December 29th, 2018 in an attempt to flee after being unable to pay. Reports say that Whipple first attempted to pay with a credit card what was fraudulent and therefore did not work, and then told Nguyen that she would go grab money from her car.
Instead of getting money, Whipple attempted to drive off and, when Nguyen and her husband tried to stop her, Whipple ran over the women. Nguyuen’s husband Sonny Chung told reporters, “She ran off for $35 and killed my wife–$35 to run my wife over.” The victim was 53-years-old and leaves behind 3 daughters and several grandchildren.
Whipple is now in police custody after a two-week-long manhunt. Among those calling for her to turn herself in? Her own mother and grandmother.