A Michigan man has reportedly gone to Internet-ready lengths in order to troll his ex-wife with a daily reminder of his feelings towards her.
According to a person claiming to be the ex-wife's daughter, the crazy-wealthy Bloomfield Hills man, identified only as "Alan," allegedly purchased the house next door to his ex, and proceeded to move in with his daughter Tiffany.
He then went a step further and purchased an expensive bronze statue of a middle finger, which he placed on the back porch and aimed at his ex-wife's house.
As if that weren't quite enough passive aggression, Alan ensured the statue was visible 24/7 by shining a spotlight on it after dark.
Apparently the statue has had the unintended effect of pissing Tuohy off as well.
Update 6:45 p.m.: Detroit sports writer Jeff Moss has identified the owner of the house above as Alan Markovitz, a local legend who owns three Detroit strip clubs and authored a book entitled Topless Prophet: The True Story of America's Most Successful Gentleman's Club Entrepreneur (which is in the process of being turned into a TV series for Cinemax).
Here is the relevant paragraph:
Markovitz has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship who lives with him. He was married for two years to a woman he met at a friend's birthday party at an Auburn Hills restaurant. But they recently divorced. He said his wife, a native of Slovakia, was cheating on him with someone he knew. She moved in with the guy two days after moving out of the house.
"He broke the Man Code. He’s a total freakin’ asshole,” Markovitz says. “Real men don’t do that to another guy."