In New York City, a man faces charges for taunting his son-in-law—with a toupee. The son-in-law says he has had a fear of the Tasmanian Devil his entire life and claims his father-in-law has repeatedly scared him since 2013 with a toupee that looks like the cartoon character. The New York Post reports the father-in-law was arrested in November for violating a restraining order filed by his son-in-law. The 36-year-old says his father-in-law terrorized him at a funeral by waving the hair piece and snarling. The father-in-law faces charges of criminal contempt and aggravated harassment.
In Sedalia, Missouri, the town unveiled a Christmas stocking it hopes will make the cut for the world’s largest. Sedalia’s red-and-white stocking was officially measured Tuesday as 177 feet (53.95 meters) tall for entry to Guinness World Records, the Sedalia Democrat reported . The city is trying to beat a record set by the Italian city of Carrara in 2011. Sedalia radio show host Charlie Thomas came up with the idea for the giant stocking as a way to promote Community Santa, a local program that gives presents to children during the holidays. He expects verification of the record to take about 12 weeks.