A hair salon owner in Texas has been jailed for a week for staying open despite coronavirus restrictions that have shut all non-essential businesses.
Shelley Luther, owner of Salon à la Mode in Dallas, appeared in court after defying a cease-and-desist letter and a restraining order.
The judge said she could avoid jail if she apologised for being selfish, shut the salon and paid a fine.
Luther was fined $7,000 (£5,652) and warned that she would be fined a further $500 a day from now until Friday if the business continued to remain open.
Judge Eric Moyé told Luther: “The rule of law governs us. People cannot take it upon themselves to determine what they will and will not do.”