The operator of Body Scrub Day Spa in Conyers has been arrested for the second time in nine months for allegedly violating six requirments spelled in the city's spa ordinance, including operating without a massage license.
Officers arrested An Suk Hair, 56, of Doraville, on July 23 after receiving citizen complaints about the business, which is located at 1004 Dogwood Drive. Hair had previously paid fines stemming from a November 1, 2012 inspection that found the business to be in violation of several requirements of the spa ordinance.
According to Conyers Police Department crime analyst Kim Lucas, officers attempted to make contact with Body Scrub Day Spa owners and employees on Friday, July 19, but the doors were locked and no one answered the door despite making contact with male customers who left after seeing authorities at the establishment. Officers returned again on Tuesday, July 23 and again found the doors locked. When Hair finally allowed officers to conduct an ordinance compliance inspection they found an unclothed male laying on a table with a towel covering the lower portion of his body. In a second room officers found what appeared to be living quarters with a regular household bed and a stove, coffee table and television, a direct violation of the city's ordinance prohibiting anyone from living in a business licensed as or operating as a spa. The ordinance also prohibits the establishment from locking the doors and requires the manager/owner to keep client records, which Hair allegedly could not provide.
Hair was arrested following the inspection and charged with operating without a massage therapist license, failure to maintain proper records of patients, failure to store proper records on site, operating a massage parlor with an ordinary bed, entrance door being locked and no readable sign posted at the entrance identifying the establishment.
Hair's November arrest led to citations for operating without a massage therapist license, providing services without an owner, manager or supervisor present, improper posting of massage therapist license, locked main door of the establishment, open bottle of alcohol on premises, ordinary bed on premises, failure to maintain customer information and failure to maintain records for two years.