Shelton Nail Salon Owner Tapped Building's Main Gas Line: Cops

The former owner of a Shelton nail salon has been arrested on charges that he illegally tapped a gas line in the basement of the building.

Tsen Bin Si, 38, of Queens, New York, is accused of buying and installing supplies to tap into the main gas line at 194 Leavenworth Road in Shelton.

Police said Si is the former owner of what was then known as the Ya Ya Nail Salon and tapped the line while he owned the business.

The salon is part of a strip mall that houses other businesses, including a day care and a children's art school, according to police.

Authorities began investigating after someone reported smelling natural gas at the nail salon on April 9. The Shelton Fire Department and gas company found several leaks, and further investigation revealed the tapped line.

Police said the salon's current owner had no idea the line been tapped.

Si was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, criminal damage of the landlords property, risk of injury to a minor and 10 violations of state fire prevention codes.

It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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