LAS VEGAS — A 28-year-old Las Vegas woman who claimed in August that police harassed her during an arrest for being too good-looking was arrested in California after her mother was found dead in their home.
Police responded to a call Wednesday that a 62-year-old woman was injured at a Las Vegas home around 2:30 a.m. They arrived to find the mother of Hend Bustami suffering from “multiple lacerations.” She later died at the scene, according to KTNV.
Bustami was arrested a few hours later in Barstow, according to KSNV.
Police determined that Bustami and her mother had a verbal argument before the incident.
Neighbors told KSNV that the two argued often but said Bustami was never aggressive to others.
“I would have never seen this coming. She was never aggressive or mean toward anybody in the neighborhood,” Andres Moreno told KSNV.
Police told KTNV that Bustami would be extradited from California to Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner is expected to release the identity of Bustami’s mother as well as the manner of her death.
Bustami’s previous arrest in August made headlines after she claimed police targeted her because of her looks.
Bustami was arrested on Aug. 31 at Harry Reid International Airport after she allegedly didn’t pay a restaurant bill and violated other airport rules.
According to a police report obtained by KLAS, law enforcement officials were called to investigate a woman who had reportedly left a Chili’s restaurant in the airport without paying. They later found Bustami sleeping near a security checkpoint, which they claimed was affecting operations.
When officers approached Bustami near a baggage claim, she said “she was being harassed because cops [had] never seen anyone as pretty as her,” according to the police report.
Bustami, who had a warrant out of Las Vegas Municipal Court at the time, was arrested and later booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
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