A Wisconsin hairstylist was cited Friday for intentionally snipping a customer’s ear before giving him a less-than-stellar haircut, police said.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the 22-year-old victim went to Ruby’s Salon in Madison to get the sides of his head shaved and about an inch cut from off the top. There, he was met by stylist Khaled A. Shabani, 46, who police said gave him anything but what he asked for.
Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain accused Shabani of twisting the customer’s ear because he was fidgeting and moving around. Then, the stylist allegedly snipped the man’s ear.
From there, DeSpain claimed Shabani got clippers –with the shortest attachment– and ran it across the middle of the customer’s head.
“While it is not a crime to give someone a bad haircut, you will get arrested for intentionally snipping their ear with scissors,” DeSpain said, comparing the victim’s haircut to Larry from the Three Stooges.
The outraged customer left the salon and went elsewhere to get his head shaved clean before going home for Christmas, according to the State Journal.
As he was leaving, WKOW reported that Shabani kept shouting, “You want a zero [attachment] right?”
The spokesman said the 46-year-old was arrested on a tentative charge of mayhem and disorderly conduct while armed.
Though earlier reports indicated that Shabani was criminally charged for the alleged incident, the local paper wrote that he was cited for disorderly conduct.
The stylist has since pleaded not guilty to the ticket, claiming the “snip” was an accident.
[Featured Image: Madison Police Department]