A Los Angeles man has been arrested after being caught on video attacking three women at a nail salon for no apparent reason (video below).
Authorities identified the suspect as Gustavo Aranda, 25, CBS Los Angeles reported. He is accused of carjacking a vehicle prior to the attack.
Aranda was arrested at about 10 a.m. on Jan. 31 after he attacked three women at a local nail salon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The carjacking occurred about an hour and a half earlier.
Police said Aranda entered the nail salon and began “hitting three women inside for no reason.” Cameras inside the salon captured the moment the suspect swung a chair at the women, prompting employees and other local businesses to intervene.
Two of the victims were identified as Virginia Martinez Bojorquez and her sister, Imelda. They began fighting back, hitting Aranda with chairs, according to video footage from the incident.
"With his body force, he punched us," Virginia told CBS Los Angeles through an interpreter.
"There was no time to be scared," added Imelda.
The sisters eventually got Aranda on the ground and took turns beating him.
"We alternated. When he was on top of her, I came and fought with him to rescue her," Virginia explained. "And when he turned his attention to me and started attacking me, she came to my aid."
One of the employees ran out of the salon to ask for help. That's when good Samaritan Rene Solis and other men responded.
"The other words that came out of her mouth was, 'he’s gonna kill them,'" Solis recalled. "They were battling each other with chairs and stuff, so by the time I got real, real in the battle, he just stopped … At that same time, he was just mumbling ... 'Just kill me now.'"
"I saw how badly wounded he was, so I just looked over, and I was like, 'Wow, I’m impressed,'" Solis added.
The sisters were celebrating Virginia's birthday at the time. She was left in bruises as result of the scuffle.
Aranda also matched the description of a suspect who reportedly stole a 2007 Toyota 4Runner by force earlier that morning. He was arrested on suspicion of carjacking.
The suspect's bail was set at $150,000.
During a news conference, LAPD Captain Lillian Carranza called Aranda's actions a "senseless act of violence," KTLA reported. She added that the sisters "fought for their life and did everything humanly possible to protect each other."