Shelley Luther opened her Far North Dallas salon on Wednesday morning expecting to be arrested.
Neither the state nor Dallas County consider salons essential during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, Luther operated Salon a la Mode like she normally would. As of Wednesday afternoon, with a group of supporters on hand, customers in the store and Dallas police officers watching, Luther hadn’t been taken to jail.
Luther tore up a cease and desist letter Saturday from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins at a rally in Frisco and ignored a temporary restraining order signed Tuesday by state District Judge Eric Moyé. Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing some businesses to reopen Friday with 25% capacity but salons aren’t yet included.
Officers entered the store around noon, but made no arrests. The Dallas Police Department said it’s taking a “supporting role” and that the city’s code of compliance office was taking the lead. It was unclear whether code compliance officers were at the salon Wednesday.
Shelley Luther opened her Far North Dallas salon on Wednesday morning expecting to be arrested. Neither the state nor Dallas County consider salons...