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Elderly man drives car into SLO nail salon

An elderly man who accidentally drove into Day Nails and Spa at 1209 Marsh Street on Wednesday morning suffered minor injuries.

Edward Howard Brooks, 86, of San Luis Obispo told police that he was attempting to park his 1998 Honda Accord in a space in front of the nail salon when he accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake.

A window of the business was broken and the car suffered major damage, according to a police press release.

No one inside the business was injured. Manager Philip Li said that he and his employees had just arrived and were not yet in the front of the salon, where they could have been hurt.

Li had to close for the day and lost about $1,000 in sales, he said.

-Leah Etling

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