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Coach clipping wrestler's long locks leads to investigation

Coach clipping wrestler's long locks leads to investigation (Image courtesy: Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune Herald) Coach clipping wrestler's long locks leads to investigation (Image courtesy: Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune Herald)
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A friendly bet between a high school grappling coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation.

Carla Fontes hadn't cut her hair since intermediate school, and her coach, Stan Haraguchi, thought the locks flowing below her waist were interfering with the sport.

Information from: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/

They bet if she lost a match, he would cut her hair. After a 3-0 start, Fontes lost her first match last week.

She allowed the coach to cut her hair at a team meeting Monday, even though Fontes' mother had expressly forbidden it. Fontes says she didn't relay that information to Haraguchi.

Her mother, Arlette Fontes, was furious when her 15-year-old daughter got home with shoulder-length hair and complained.

Haraguchi declined comment to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Police are investigating.

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