Man Claims Father-in-Law Has Terrorized Him With a Toupee

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By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 21, 2017 9:20 AM CST
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(Newser) – A New York City man who says he has a fear of the Tasmanian Devil claims his father-in-law repeatedly scared him with a toupee that looks like the cartoon character. The New York Post reports Yunes Doleh was arrested in November for violating a restraining order filed by his son-in-law, Mazen Dayem. The 36-year-old says Doleh terrorized him at a funeral by waving the hairpiece and snarling, and the Post has this quote from court papers: Doleh "stood in [Dayem's] direct line of sight and proceeded to grimace, snarl, gurn, and gesticulate, which was made all the more menacing by the forward rake of [the father-in-law's] toupee." (You can see a photo of Doleh here.)

The Staten Island man says he's had a fear of the Tasmanian Devil his entire life. Dayem claims his father-in-law has taken advantage of his phobia since 2013. Dayem filed a restraining order in September following an altercation with Doleh at a restaurant, reports the AP. An attorney for Doleh labeled the case a "family dispute." Doleh faces charges of criminal contempt and aggravated harassment.

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