There's nothing worse than a bad haircut. But, this particular cut turned painful and got a stylist arrested. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, 46-year-old stylist Khaled A. Shabani (seen below) was arrested for snipping at a customer's ear. He maintains that the incident was an accident.
The botched haircut belongs to a 22-year-old man who went to Ruby’s Salon in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday before the holidays. He wanted to get the sides of his head shaved, plus an inch cut off the top. Somehow that simple haircut went terribly wrong. According to Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain, Shabani twisted the customer’s ear and told him that he was fidgeting too much.
He then cut the customer's ear with the scissors.
It's unclear if the customer's movement caused the nick or if Shabani was chastising him for moving.
“While it is not a crime to give someone a bad haircut, you will get arrested for intentionally snipping their ear with a scissors,” DeSpain said.
To make matters worse, the haircut the customer received was a botched job. As his ear began to bleed, the stylist added the "zero" attachment on his clippers and shaved a bald line down the middle of the customer’s head, per a police report. Shaved in the middle with the sides intact, DeSpain described the look as "leaving him looking a bit like Larry from the ‘Three Stooges.'"
The customer didn't find it so funny. The customer ended up getting his hair totally shaved by another stylist, so that he was able to leave and go home for Christmas.
Shabani claims that the snip was an accident.
“You want a zero, right?” he kept shouting, as the customer departed after the incident, according to a police report.
Shabani was arrested on a charge of mayhem and disorderly conduct while armed. Following the incident, Shabani was issued a ticket yesterday for disorderly conduct, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. This is a county ordinance violation and not a criminal charge. He pleaded not guilty to the ticket.
News of the bad haircut has gone viral and made it to Ruby's Yelp page. Others have echoed negative sentiments about the establishment.
"Guy in the first chair butchered my hair and didn't pay attention to what I wanted," shared one commenter.
"The guy in the first chair destroyed my hair," added another.
[Photos: Madison Police Department, Dane County Jail]