Police: Bloomfield hairstylist uses pepper spray on unhappy client

An Essex County hairstylist used pepper spray on a client who was unhappy with her haircut, according to police.



Bloomfield police say 35-year-old Maryam Simpson advertised her services online under the name "Freddy" and was working in the client's apartment on Oct. 13 when the two women began arguing.



Police say Simpson sprayed the woman in the face and ran out of the apartment. The client was treated for minor injuries.



Bloomfield police tracked down Simpson and arrested her Monday. The Belleville resident has been charged with aggravated assault and a weapons offense.



Her bail was set at $35,000. Police say she also had an active warrant in Rutherford.



It was not immediately known if she was able to retain an attorney.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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