A 36-year-old Staten Island man who claims to have had a lifelong phobia of the Tasmanian Devil cartoon is accusing his wealthy father-in-law of making his life hell by menacing him with a bushy toupee that looks like the manic children’s character.
The situation has gotten so bad, supermarket mogul Yunes Doleh, 62, was arrested in November on felony charges for violating a restraining order by waving his “Devil” hairpiece at son-in-law, Mazen Dayem, during a funeral.
“He walked in as I was already there,” Dayem told The Post. “He removed his wig, made hand gestures. It’s just a very large fear of mine, his damn wig. Him and his hair reminds me of the Tasmanian Devil hair. I truly and genuinely have a large fear of wigs now. It’s a genuine fear. I have nightmares.”
Dayem says he’s had a debilitating fear of the wild Warner Bros. character for as long as he can remember.
“It always made me very anxious,” he said.
…Dayem’s attorney, Robert Garson, confirmed his client’s unusual phobia by comparing the hairpiece to an actual animal.