36-year-old Rayburn Hollis walked into Li-En Nails Monday afternoon to get a pedicure, settled into a chair, and removed his shoes to wait his turn. Police say he was so high on narcotics he immediately nodded off and could not stay awake. Police had to put his shoes back on his feet for him so they could transport him to jail for the heroin, Xanax, and suspected methamphetamine they found on him.
Metro Nashville Police were dispatched to Li-En Nails at 519 Donelson Pike Monday for a report of a man who nodded off in a pedicure chair that refused to leave. Officers found the 36-year-old man, identified as Rayburn D. Hollis, mostly unresponsive and relaxed in a pedicure chair when they arrived. His shoes were off, as the front desk attendant told him there would be a wait when he walked in without an appointment. Staff say he immediately nodded off after removing his shoes, and was unresponsive, refusing to leave when asked multiple times.
Police describe him as lethargic and excessively fumbling to the point they have to put his shoes back on his feet for him, as he was unable to do so on his own. As he was being taken into custody for public intoxication since he was unable to care for himself, police located 1.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 0.8 grams of heroin, and a Xanax bar on his person.
Rayburn Hollis, of Mt. Juliet, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with public intoxication and drug possession. He was set free on pre-trial release and is scheduled to appear in court in May.