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Man charged after allegedly trying to take teen from Smyrna nail shop

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) - Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. Tiffany Phanbandith saw a man walk into VIP Nail Spa in Smyrna.  

The nail technician thought nothing of it at first but says things quickly became strange.  

Surveillance video shows the man, who police have identified as 54-year-old Bartt Streeter, grab a customer's hand.  

The shop owner says Streeter then pointed to a 15-year-old girl in the shop, claiming she was his granddaughter and was there to take her home when she was finished.  

"He had told her he was waiting on the little girl here," Phanbandith said.  

But Smyrna Police say Streeter was lying.  

"They didn't know him at all," Phanbandith said. "Never seen him. Never met him, any of that."  

The owner of the shop locked the door when Streeter walked out. 

"Nobody knows him, that's why I locked the door," said owner Anna Nguyen.  

The girl's mother, who was outside, called police. 

"Why would he just come in here and say I'm waiting on her specifically?" Phanbandith said.  "So, he was either watching her come in and out and watched her get dropped off."  

Streeter was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and attempted false imprisonment, according to police.  

Phanbandith says the teen was shaken up. 

"She was just crying ‘cause you know it's scary," Phanbandith said. "It's kind of terrifying." 


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