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    Cops: Raising Sextuplets Dad Threatened Father-in-Law, Barely Avoided Tasering

    Brian Masche, Raising Sextuplets TLC

    Police are raising some big questions about the Raising Sextuplets' dad's behavior.

    Bryan Masche, the reality-TV patriarch who was arrested Sept. 11 on suspicion of domestic violence while visiting family in Camp Verde, Ariz., threatened to "flatten" his father-in-law and screamed profanities while in the presence of his 3-year-old kids, according to the police report.

    And, per the cops, Masche continued to refuse to play nice until he was confronted with the threat of a Taser zap.

    Masche at first refused to let the arresting officers cuff him, yelling "I didn't do anything!" and firmly folding his arms in front of him to prevent them from getting at his wrists, the report states.

    Finally, one officer told another to deploy his Taser, after which Masche wised up. Sort of.

    "Bryan complied prior to the Taser being deployed," the report continues. "Bryan was then assisted back to his feet and escorted to my vehicle where he was secured. While in my patrol vehicle, Bryan continued to be belligerent."

    Wife Jenny Masche told the police that the belligerence started when she informed her husband that she was going to visit friends in Phoenix, while he wanted to take their children—Savannah, Bailey, Grant, Cole, Molli and Blake—to Lake Havasu City, where they lived before moving to Destin, Fla.

    Bryan started yelling and using profanity in front of the kids, Jenny said, and also threatened Jenny's father when he tried to intervene.

    The incident remained verbal and never got physical, the report says, but firearms were present in a nearby vehicle and Masche was becoming "more aggressive" as the fight dragged on.

    Bryan, 32, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of domestic violence involving disorderly conduct and threats, as well as one count of resisting arrest. He's currently free on $3,500 bail and is due in court Oct. 7.

    Raising Sextuplets reared its head on WE tv in 2008 as a one-hour special, OMG! Sextuplets!, before becoming a full-fledge series last year. Its second season premiered in June.

    But as was the case with another cable reality show with many kids, there's been plenty of trouble in paradise for the Masches.

    "We have totally brutal fights," Jenny told People in 2009. Added Bryan: "When you understand that there's no way out of marriage that forces you to work on your marriage. If we're going to be stuck with each other for the next 80 years, we better make it good."


    The Masches better take a good look, because this could be them.