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HOUSTON (CN) - A salesman who went to a customer's home to give him an estimate for a security system claims the man didn't like the contract, lunged at him with a fork, bit off part of his ear and broke 10 of his ribs before "three deputies and two Tasers" managed to pull him off.

Yaqub Bham sued David Nienberg in Harris County Court.

Bham says his employer, nonparty ADT, sent him to Nienberg's home on Dec. 14, 2011.

"Nienberg became angry while reviewing the contract for a security system. When Bham offered to change the contract or draw up another one, Nienberg took Bham's backpack with his vehicle keys in it, and refused to surrender it," according to the complaint.

It continues: "Nienberg then lunged at Bham with a fork. Nienberg's relatives took the fork away, but Nienberg nevertheless managed to get Bham in a choke hold, beat him, and bite him.

"Even after police arrived at his residence, Nienberg refused to let go of Bham. Ultimately, it took three deputies and two Tasers to pull Nienberg off of Bham.

"As a result of the attack, a portion of Bham's ear was bitten off by Nienberg, and he broke 10 ribs."

Bham seeks punitive damages for assault and infliction of bodily harm.

He is represented by Sammy Ford with Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

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